Kinetics of SiC Formation on Graphite Using N2-CO-SiO and N2-CO-H2-SiO Gas Mixtures

Joon Seok Oh, Joonho Lee

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The formation of SiC on a graphite surface through the reaction between SiO gas and C was investigated. Experiments were conducted at 1843 K, 1873 K, and 1903 K (1570 °C, 1600 °C, and 1630 °C) under N2-CO-SiO or N2-CO-H2-SiO gas mixture atmospheres. The formation rate of SiC on the graphite increased with the increasing temperature and with the decreasing partial pressure of CO gas. The forward (kf) and backward (kb) reaction rate constants of SiC formation with SiO gas were obtained as follows: ln kf(mol / c m 2· s · atm) = 29.175 - 76 , 083 / T ln kb(mol / c m 2· s · atm) = 53.518 - 129 , 072 / T Under the N2-CO-H2-SiO gas mixture atmosphere, the formation rate of SiC on the graphite increased. It was observed that the formation of SiC whiskers was enhanced by the catalytic reaction in liquid Fe-based nanodroplets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1808-1813
Number of pages6
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Aug 15

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This study was supported by the Industrial Strategic Technology Development Program (20172010106300, Development of hybrid ironmaking processes for lower CO 2 emissions) funded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE, Korea). Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

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© 2019, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society and ASM International.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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