Facile Synthesis of Highly Dispersed Ultra-fine ZrC Powders by Carbothermal Reduction Method Using Nanosized ZrO2 and Nanosized Graphite Powder Mixtures

나노크기의 ZrO2와 Graphite 분말 혼합체의 열탄소환원법에 의한 고분산 초미립 ZrC 분말의 합성

  • Lee, Wha-Jun (Engineering Ceramics Center, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology) ;
  • Ryu, Sung-Soo (Engineering Ceramics Center, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology)
  • 이화준 (한국세라믹기술원 엔지니어링세라믹센터) ;
  • 류성수 (한국세라믹기술원 엔지니어링세라믹센터)
  • Received : 2013.02.08
  • Accepted : 2013.04.17
  • Published : 2013.04.28


Ultra-fine zirconium carbide (ZrC) powder with nano-sized primary particles was synthesized by the carbothermal reduction method by using nano-sized $ZrO_2$ and nano-sized graphite powders mixture. The synthesized ZrC powder was well dispersed after simple milling process. After heat-treatment at $1500^{\circ}C$ for 2 h under vacuum, ultra-fine ZrC powder agglomerates (average size, $4.2{\mu}m$) were facilely obtained with rounded particle shape and particle size of ~200 nm. Ultra-fine ZrC powder with an average particle size of 316 nm was obtained after ball milling process in a planetary mill for 30 minutes from the agglomerated ZrC powder.


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