Fabrication, Structure and Properties of Porous SiC Ceramics with High Porosity and High Strength


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Porous SiC ceramics with high porosity and high strength were fabricated by gelcasting, with tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) as solvent, acrylamide (AM) as monomer, and in-situ reaction bonding with a-Al2O3 as sintering additive. SiC suspension with 10 vol% solid loading was successfully solidified by gel-casting to form high strength green body. The results showed that the compressive strength of the porous SiC ceramics increased with sintering temperature from 1300 to 1450°C, but porosity had little change, due to formation of more volume of cristobalite and mullite phases on the surface of SiC grains, accompanied by a large volume expansion effect. Very narrow single-peak distributions with about 2 mm median pore diameter could be found for the porous SiC ceramics. The porosity and compressive strength of the porous SiC ceramics sintered at 1450°C were 71.21 % and 12.14 MPa, respectively.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 105-106)

Edited by:

Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong






S. F. Wang et al., "Fabrication, Structure and Properties of Porous SiC Ceramics with High Porosity and High Strength", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 105-106, pp. 608-611, 2010

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April 2010




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