Combustion synthesis: Towards novel nanomaterials
The combustion synthesis (CS) is an autogenous and strongly exothermic chemical reaction in a powdered mixture of a strong reducer and oxidizer. Such processes, due to short duration and fast quench, can be a source of novel nanomaterials. Here we present (i) the CS synthesis of SiC nanowires (SiCNWs) and (ii) the magnesiothermic reduction of the asbestos waste. The resulting raw and purified products were analyzed with different chemical and physicochemical techniques (XRD, SEM, TGA and Raman spectroscopy) to verify its composition and morphology.