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Silicon-Based Structural Ceramics for the New Millennium

Manuel E. Brito (Editor), Hua-Tay Lin (Editor), Kevin Plucknett (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-57498-157-5
276 pages
August 2003
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This volume focuses on recent scientific and technological developments in silicon-based (i.e., silicon nitride, SiAlONs, silicon carbide, silicon oxynitride) structural ceramics. Authors from academia and industry assess the current state of the art in slilicon-based structual ceramics. Industrial case studies are advocated to highlight the development and application of these materials in real engineering environments.

Proceedings of the symposium held at the 104th Annual Meeting of The American Ceramic Society, April 28-May1, 2002 in Missouri; Ceramic Transactions, Volume 142.

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Table of Contents

Novel Synthesis and Processing.

Colloidal Processing of Silicon Nitride (Eric Laarz, Anders Meurk, and Lennart Bergström).

Viscoelastic Properties of Concentrated Silicon Nitride Slurries (Xue-Jian Liu, Mei-Fang Luo, Xi-Peng Pu, Li-Ping Huang, and Hong-Chen Gu).

Si3N4 Powders Applied for Water-based DCT (Ola Lyckfeldt and Kent Rundgren).

Synthesis of Si2N2O Ceramics from Desert Sand (M. Radwan, Y. Miyamoto, H. Kiyono, and S. Shimada).

Fabrication and Evaluation of Porous Ca-a SiAlON Ceramics b(unichi Tatami, Takayuki Ohta, Cheng Zhang, Mikinori Hotta, Katsutoshi Komeya, Takeshi Meguro, Mamoru Omori and Toshio Hirai).

Microstructures: Development and Characterization.

High Resolution Imaging and Microanalysis of Silicon-Based Ceramics (Lena K. L. Falk).

Grain-Boundary Relaxation Process in Silicon-Based Ceramics Studied (Mechanical Spectroscopy by Giuseppe Pezzotti and Ken'ichi Ota).

High Temperature Stiffness and Damping to Qualitatively Assess the Amount of Glassy Pocket Phase in Silicon Carbide and Nitrides (Gert Roebben and Omer Van Der Biest).

High-Temperature Deformation of Silicon Nitride and its Composites (G. A. Swift, E. Üstündag, B. Clausen M. A. M. Bourke H. T. Lin, and C. W. Li).

Improved Properties.

SiAlON Ceramics: Processing, Microstructure and Properties (Stefan Holzer, Bernd Huchler, Alwin Nagel, and Michael J. Hoffmann).

Fracture Behavior of Porous Si3N4 Ceramics with Random and Aligned Microstructure (Jian-Feng Yang, Naoki Kondo and Tatsuki Ohji ).

Liquid Phase Sintering of SiC with AlN and Rare-Earth Oxide Additives (M. Balog, P.ajgalík and Z. Lenèé, J. Keèké, and J.-L. Huang).

Effect of Additives on Microstructural Development and Mechanical Properties of Liquid-Phase-Sintered Silicon Carbide During Annealing (You Zhou, Kiyoshi Hirao, Yukihiko Yamauchi, and Shuzo Kanzaki).

Corrosion of Silicon Nitride Materials in Acidic and Basic Solutions and under Hydrothermal conditions (M. Herrmann, J. Schilm, and G. Michael).


Development of High-Temperature Heat Exchangers Using SiC Microchannels (Merrill A Wilson, Raymond Cutler, Marc Flinders, Matt Quist, Darin Ray, Darryl Butt, KY. Kim, and E. L. Pabit).

Characterization of Ceramic Components Exposed in Industrial Gas Turbines (M. K. Ferber and H. T. Lin).

Gelcasting SiAlON Radomes (Mark A. Janney, Donald M. Kupp, Kevin W. Kirby , and Claudia A. Walls).

Effect of Long-Term Oil Immersion Test on Mechanical Reliability of Candidate Silicon Nitride Ceramics for Diesel Engine Applications (H.T. Lin, T.P. Kirkland, A.A. Wereszzczak, and M.J. Andr).

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