Advanced Materials

Synthesis of SiC Ceramics by the Carbothermal Reduction of Mineralized Wood with Silica


  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle Memorial Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC06-76RL0 1830. This work is supported by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering, U.S. Department of Energy.


Ordered wood cellular structures are used for the synthesis of hierarchical SiC via mineralization with silica followed by carbothermal reduction in argon.

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