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Carbon combustion synthesis of oxides

The Innovation

Combustion synthesis of oxides (CCSO), are a modification of self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS) methods in which the heat needed for the synthesis is generated by combustion of carbon in oxygen rather than that of a pure metal. This enables a more economic production of the ceramic material and minimizes the presence of intermediate metal oxides in the product.

Competitive Advantage

  • Provides a method of combustion synthesis of oxide composites that is more economical than existing methods.
  • Reduces the production cost of the oxide composites by replacing the expensive pure metal fuel with inexpensive carbon powder and metal-containing oxide precursor compounds.
  • Oxides made by the CCSO methods of the present invention typically comprise smaller particles, require less post-synthesis grinding, and are porous and friable.

Targeted Market

Chemical reagent manufacturers, magnetic application, ceramic material applications.