The New Top-To-Bottom Method of SiAlON Precursor Preparation by Activation in a Planetary Mill with a High Acceleration
Nano-structured β-sialon precursor powders were obtained as a result of milling in a planetary mill with a high acceleration. Various mixtures of initial nitrides/oxides have been prepared as β-sialon precursor with low (0.4-1.0z) substitution and were milled in a planetary mill of acceleration 28g (TTD, Russia) with zirconia or silicon nitride balls for a various times (30-45 min). The resultant powder showed various extents of crystalline lattice deformation: smaller crystallites, dislocations, bumpy surface. The degree of lattice destruction was influenced by the milling time and grinding media, however various mixture components showed diverse susceptibility to deformation.
M. Sopicka-Lizer et al., "The New Top-To-Bottom Method of SiAlON Precursor Preparation by Activation in a Planetary Mill with a High Acceleration ", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 554, pp. 59-64, 2007