Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 25, Issue 6, pp 561–563 | Cite as

Synthesis of SiC from rice husk in a plasma reactor

  • S. K. Singh
  • B. C. Mohanty
  • S. Basu


A new route for production of SiC from rice husk is reported by employing thermal plasma technique. The formation of β-SiC is observed in a short time of 5 min. The samples are characterized by XRD and SEM.


Thermal plasma rice husk silicon carbide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Singh
    • 1
  • B. C. Mohanty
    • 1
  • S. Basu
    • 1
  1. 1.Regional Research LaboratoryBhubaneswarIndia

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