GRIGORIEV, D. ... et al., 2001. Preparation of silicon carbide by electrospraying of a
polymeric precursor. Philosophical Magazine Letters, 81 (4), pp.285-291.
Silicon carbide (SiC) coatings and films have been prepared for the first time
by electrostatic atomization of a solution of a polymeric precursor and deposition
on to alumina and zirconia substrates. The deposits were heated to 13008C prior
to their examination by X-ray energy-dispersive spectra and selected-area
diffraction in scanning and transmission electron microscopes. The results show
that these coatings and films are crystalline and probably consist of co-existing a-
SiC and b-SiC phases.
We thank the Royal Society of the UK for funding electrostatic atomisation
research at Queen Mary, University of London, by providing an equipment grant
to Professor Edirisinghe and a visiting post-doctoral fellowship to Dr Grigoriev.