Preparation and Properties of SiC Fibers Containing Yttrium and Aluminum
SiC fibers containing Y and Al were prepared by sintering the amorphous KD-Y fibers at different temperatures from 1200 to 1800 °C. The tensile strength of fibers increases when the sintering temperature increases from 1200 to 1400 °C due to the dispersion strengthening of β-SiC microcrystal and decreases to the lowest point when being sintered at 1600 °C, then rose again with the further increase of temperature to 1800 °C. The tensile strength reached to 2.15 GPa. The oxygen content of KD-Y fibers determined the properties of the sintered SiC fibers and sintering process. Through chemical vapor curing (CVC), the oxygen content was controlled below 7.0 wt% and the tensile strength of KD-Y fibers reached to 3.08 GPa. Further-more, the sintering process of KD-Y fibers was discussed and the grain size of β-SiC grew up with the heat treatment temperature.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
D. X. Yang and Y. C. Song, "Preparation and Properties of SiC Fibers Containing Yttrium and Aluminum", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 827-830, 2008