Growth and characterization of TiC nanorods activated by nickel nanoparticles

C.H. Liang, G.W. Meng, Wei Chen, Y.W. Wang, L.D. Zhang

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We report a new method for the synthesis of metallic TiC nanorods by using chemical vapor deposition on mesoporous active carbon embedded with Ni nanoparticles inside the pores. In this process, mesoporous active carbon was used as the source of carbon material, and as a template to generate nanosized catalysts that greatly affect the size of the rods. The vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) growth mechanism may be responsible for the nanorod formation. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showed that the resultant nanorods were uniformly several micrometers in length and about 20-70 nm in diameter. High-resolution TEM and selected area electron diffraction (SAED) revealed that the TiC nanorods were single crystals with the preferred growth direction [0 0 1].
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-300
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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