High density pressureless sintered silicon carbide bodies with yttria and alumina as sintering aids were obtained without sintering bed (LPSSC-NB). Sintering behavior of this material was studied between 1850 °C and 1950 °C and it was compared to the liquid phase sintered SiC material obtained using sintering bed (LPSSC-B). Sintered density was 97% of the theoretical density (T.D.) at 1875 °C. Mechanical properties like fracture toughness, hardness, flexural strength were determined and compared to other SiC-based materials. In this manner we were able to demonstrate that silicon carbide could successfully be sintered by means of liquid phase mechanism also without sintering bed. This fact opens liquid phase sintered silicon carbide to a wide range of industrial application.
|Titolo:||Properties of liquid phase pressureless sintered silicon carbide obtained without sintering bed|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1-giu-2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|