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Synthesis of Nanocompositites Containing Tantalum or Molybdenum Nitride with Silicon Imidonitride

DOI: 10.1007/s11244-012-9880-5 DOI Help

Authors: S. Imran U. Shah (University of Southampton, U.K.) , Andrew Hector (University of Southampton)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Topics In Catalysis , VOL 55 (14-15) , PAGES 950 - 954

State: Published (Approved)
Published: October 2012

Abstract: Ammonolysis of solutions containing tetrakis(methylamido)silane and either pentakis(dimethylamido)tantalum(V) or tetrakis(dimethylamido)molybdenum(IV) results in gels that can be pyrolysed in ammonia to yield metal-containing amorphous silicon nitride compositions. The tantalum-containing samples remain amorphous to 1000 °C, though there is evidence of some metal clustering, whereas the molybdenum-containing samples crystallise molybdenum nitride nanorods at 1000 °C.

Journal Keywords: Nitride; Sol-Gel

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Materials

Instruments: B18-Core EXAFS