Increasing Synthesis Efficiency of Monometallic Carbides to Near Stoichmetric Ratios
Carbides are a combination of metal and carbon atoms that form a solid solution. Early transition metals form a specific type of carbide known as interstitials. They are of interest due to their unique physical properties; high melting points, resistant to acid, high potential degradation, and carbon monoxide poisoning, they are also catalytically active. There are many methods for synthesizing carbides, however most require high temperatures, long times, or high pressure to form, causing large particle sizes, not conducive for good catalytic activity. Catalysts are ideally small particle sizes ...
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