High Energy Planetary Ball Milling of SiC Powders
The effects of high-energy ball milling on SiC powders were studied using a planetary apparatus. Conditions to obtain nanostructured SiC powders with an average crystallite size of 4 nm were determined and powders were characterized by XRD, SEM and TEM analyses. This process was applied to prepare fine powders leading to dense SiC ceramics by sintering at 1900oC for 30 minutes under 30 MPa in argon.
Di Zhang, Jingkun Guo and Chi Y. A. Tsao
Y. B. Pan et al., "High Energy Planetary Ball Milling of SiC Powders", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 351, pp. 7-14, 2007