Molten salt synthesis of a SiC coating on graphite flakes for application in refractory castables

Masoudifar, S ; Sharif University of Technology

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2016.04.120
  3. Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
  4. Abstract:
  5. A silicon carbide coating was formed on the surface of graphite flakes by reaction of molten Si with carbon at 1100-1300. °C in a 95%KCl-5%NaF molten salt under Ar atmosphere. The effect of temperature and Si/graphite ratio in the initial mixture on the quality and the amount of SiC were investigated by XRD and SEM/EDS analyses. Also, the water wettability, oxidation resistance and zeta potential of un-coated and coated graphite were examined by TGA analysis and sedimentation test. The results show the amount of coating to increase in the coated flakes with increasing temperature and Si/graphite ratio. The SiC coating improves water wettability of graphite and acts as a protective layer to enhance oxidation resistance. The zeta potential of coated graphite was also increased which indicated a better dispersion in water based systems. These improvements in both the water dispersivity and oxidation resistance of SiC coated graphite would make it as promising candidate raw materials for application in C-containing refractory castables
  6. Keywords:
  7. Graphite flake ; Molten salt ; Refractory castable ; SiC coating ; Carbon ; Coated materials ; Coatings ; Fused salts ; Oxidation ; Oxidation resistance ; Refractory materials ; Silicon ; Silicon carbide ; Synthesis (chemical) ; Temperature ; Wetting ; Zeta potential ; Effect of temperature ; Increasing temperatures ; Molten salt synthesis ; Silicon carbide coatings ; Graphite
  8. Source: Ceramics International ; 2016 ; 02728842 (ISSN)
  9. URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272884216305284