Fabrication of Textured β-Si3N4 and β-Sialon by Slip Casting in a Strong Magnetic Field and Reaction-Sintering
This paper reviews the most important results by the authors on the processing of textured -Si3N4 and -sialon by slip casting in a strong magnetic filed of 12 T and reaction-sintering. The a, b-axis textured -Si3N4 and -sialon have been obtained using the static magnetic field because of the magnetic susceptibility of ca, b > c c for -Si3N4. However, the c-axis textured -Si3N4 has also been successfully obtained using a rotating magnetic field. The -Si3N4 crystal was found to exhibit substantially stronger orientation ability than the a-Si3N4 crystal regardless of the Si3N4 raw powders. It reveals that the -Si3N4 nuclei play a key role in the texture development in -Si3N4/-sialon.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
Y. Sakka and X. W. Zhu, "Fabrication of Textured β-Si3N4 and β-Sialon by Slip Casting in a Strong Magnetic Field and Reaction-Sintering ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 434-435, pp. 5-8, 2010