SiC Powder for Casting from Aqueous Suspension
The activation of silicon carbide by boron and carbon is required to obtain dense monophase sintered body from SiC powder. The presence of carbon renders casting from aqueous suspension impossible. The SiC powders with boron and extra carbon were prepared by combustion method (SHS), where carbon was bound to SiC particles in a stable way. The experiments showed that this powder could be used for processing by casting of aqueous suspension. Finally nearly dense polycrystals were obtained by pressureless sintering.
L. Stobierski et al., "SiC Powder for Casting from Aqueous Suspension", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 45, pp. 297-302, 2006