Nanometer AlN powders were prepared by combining spray pyrolysis with carbothermal reduction and nitridation (CRN). The aluminum oxide/carbon composite powders prepared by spray pyrolysis from a sucrose spray solution were several microns in size, with hollow and porous structures. Precursor powder with 67 wt% carbon content was transformed into phase-pure AlN powder by CRN at temperatures above 1,400 °C. The hollow-structured AlN powder was ground to 20 nm mean size by simple milling.
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This work was supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) grant funded by the Korea Government (MEST) (No. 2009-0074023).
- A. Powders-chemical preparation
- A. Powders-gas phase reaction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry