Rayleigh instability induced SiC/SiO 2 necklace like nanostructures

Mikhael Bechelany, Jessica L. Riesterer, Arnaud Brioude, David Cornu, Philippe Miele

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SiC@SiO 2 nanocables (NCs) were annealed under a nitrogen flow at 1400 °C. Structural and chemical characterization by SEM, HRTEM, EDX, and XRD show that the heat treatment led to the dewetting of SiO 2 and the formation of SiC/SiO 2 pearl necklace-like nanostructures (NSs). The dewetting mechanism has been attributed mainly to the Rayleigh instability. These NSs could have a wide range of applications in different fields such as nanocomposites, electronics, sensors, drug release, and light emitting diodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7744-7748
Number of pages5
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 21 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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