Synthesis and Analysis of High Surface Area Vanadium Carbide Nanoparticles


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Vanadium carbide is known for its applications due to extreme hardness and high melting point. In this present work, vanadium carbide nanoparticles have been synthesized in a specially designed stainless steel autoclave by solvothermal route using vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) as precursor along with a hydrocarbon acetone (C3H6O) in the presence of reducing agent magnesium (Mg). The optimization of reaction time was studied at constant temperature of 800oC. The product powder was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Transmission electron microscope (TEM) and Brunauer – Emmett – Teller (BET) techniques. The results indicate that the product was vanadium carbide having particle size of about 30 nm with high surface area.



Edited by:

B.S.S. Daniel and G.P. Chaudhari




M. Mahajan et al., "Synthesis and Analysis of High Surface Area Vanadium Carbide Nanoparticles", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 585, pp. 95-99, 2012

Online since:

November 2012




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