TEM Study of SiCN Glasses; Polymer Architecture versus Ceramic Microstructure
Polymer-derived SiCN glasses with tailored polymer architectures were characterized by TEM and EF-SAED upon pyrolysis at 1000 °C and subsequent annealing. Main emphasis of this work was to verify as to whether the intrinsic amorphous structure of polymer-derived bulk materials exhibits different structural features upon pyrolysis, depending on the functionalities of the pre-ceramic polymer, and whether such characteristic features are maintained upon high-temperature anneal.
Katsutoshi Komeya, Yi-Bing Cheng, Junichi Tatami and Mamoru Mitomo
H. J. Kleebe and H. Störmer, "TEM Study of SiCN Glasses; Polymer Architecture versus Ceramic Microstructure", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 403, pp. 153-156, 2009