Ceramic Composites Derived from Polysiloxane/Al/Nb by AFCOP Process

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In this work, ceramic matrix composites (CMC) were prepared by AFCOP process, using a polysiloxane network filled with metallic niobium and aluminum powders as active fillers. The liquid polysiloxane precursor was loaded with a suitable polymer/filler ratio in relation to stoichiometric Nb : C and Al : O molar ratios. Changing Al for a-Al2O3, which acted as an inert filler, non-stoichiometric conditions were obtained. The mixtures were blended, uniaxially warm pressed, and pyrolysed in flowing argon at 800, 1000 and 1200 °C. Thermogravimetry was used to follow the weight changes during the pyrolysis process. X-ray diffraction was used to identify the formation of new crystalline phases, such as Al2O3, NbC, Nb2C and Al3Nb in the composites. Sintered specimens were also characterized by SEM and EDS. The results indicated good potential for this system to obtain multiphasic composite material in the Al-Nb system at lower temperatures.

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Periodical:

Materials Science Forum (Volumes 498-499)

Edited by:

Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho

Pages:

375-380

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.498-499.375

Citation:

M. A. Schiavon et al., "Ceramic Composites Derived from Polysiloxane/Al/Nb by AFCOP Process", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 498-499, pp. 375-380, 2005

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November 2005

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