Solid-state routes to tantalum nitrides (TaN, Ta3N5)

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  • Dr. Ivan P. Parkin,

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    1. Department of Chemistry, Christopher Ingold Laboratories University College London 20 Gordon Street, London WC1H OAJ (UK)
    • Department of Chemistry, Christopher Ingold Laboratories University College London 20 Gordon Street, London WC1H OAJ (UK)
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  • Dr. Adrian T. Rowley

    1. Department of Chemistry, Christopher Ingold Laboratories University College London 20 Gordon Street, London WC1H OAJ (UK)
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  • The SERC (fellowship to ATR), the Royal Society, and the University of London Central Research Fund are acknowledged for financial support. Naomi Williams of the Open University is thanked for valuable assistance with the SEM/EDXA studies and A. L. Hector is thanked for assistance with the TREOR program.

Abstract

Metal nitrides are hard, durable refractory materials with a number of applications, including wear resistance, reflective coatings, and catalysts. Low-energy approaches to the synthesis of these materials are a topic of current research. A new method for the preparation of tantalum nitride is presented which is a solid-state reaction, a hybrid between the molecular precursor approach and a metathesis reaction.

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