Ceramic Coatings on Graphite via Polymer Vapor Pyrolysis Deposition Process
Silicon carbide coatings on graphite were prepared through polymer vapor pyrolysis deposition process (PVPD) under N2 atmosphere. During this process, some low molecular weight substances that polycarbosilane (PCS) pyrolyzed can be deposited on graphite, and they can convert into SiC in high temperature. The results of XRD showed that amorphous SiC coatings were formed on graphite when the pyrolysis temperature was 1000°C, andβ-SiC phase formed in the coatings when the temperature up to 1250°C. Effects of the coatings on the microstructure and properties were investigated. It was shown that the uniform dense SiC coatings could be obtained by carefully controlling the pyrolysis temperature and ramping rate when the number molecular weight of PCS was in the range of 1,000~1,500.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
X. Xing et al., "Ceramic Coatings on Graphite via Polymer Vapor Pyrolysis Deposition Process", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 1297-1299, 2008