Preparation and Corrosion of Mullite Thin Film on ß-SiAlON Ceramics
Mullite film was formed on ß-SiAlON (Si6-zAlzOzN8-z, z = 3) ceramics by reaction of Al2O3 films with silica formed on oxidation to improve a high temperature water vapor corrosion resistance. Sintered ß-SiAlON was fabricated by hot pressing of ß-sialon (z = 3) powder without additive at 1900°C and at 24 MPa for 4 h in N2. The Al2O3 film was deposited on polished ß-SiAlON ceramics by a dip coating process of Al2O3 precursor sols prepared from the alkoxide solution and aluminum sol. The Al2O3 coated sample was heated in Ar/O2 (95/5 vol.%) at 1300°C for 2 h, resulting in the formation of mullite by reaction with silica produced from sialon. The resulting mullite-coated sample was corroded in H2O/Ar/O2 (90/8/2 vol.%) at 1200°C for 2 ~ 100 h. The corroded samples were characterized by XRD and SEM-EDS for the evaluation of the corrosion resistance of mullite-coated sialon.
Katsutoshi Komeya, Yi-Bing Cheng, Junichi Tatami and Mamoru Mitomo
Y. Noritake et al., "Preparation and Corrosion of Mullite Thin Film on ß-SiAlON Ceramics", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 403, pp. 135-138, 2009