Effect of La2O3 Content on Mechanical Properties and Toughened Mechanics of SiC Nanowires Toughened Cw/SiC Composites

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In this paper, micrometers long and 20–100nm diameter SiC nanowires had been synthesized in the Cw/SiC composites by annealing treatment. The present work demonstrated that it is possible to fabricate in-situ SiC nanowires toughening Cw/SiC composites. La2O3 had a significant effect on the morphology and distribution of the SiC nanowires in the Cw/SiC composites. The excess lanthanum resulted in the growth of SiC nanowires with an increasing growth rate in the longitudinal direction and a decreasing growth rate in radial direction. The addition of La2O3 would improve the mechanical properties in the room-temperature. The vapor–liquid-solid growth mechanism of the SiC nanowires along <111> direction was proposed. The combination of grain bridging, crack deflection, whisker debonding and SiC nanowires can improve fracture toughness.

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Yafang Han, Tianmin Wang and Shaoxiong Zhou

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119-125

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.650.119

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Y. L. Zhang et al., "Effect of La2O3 Content on Mechanical Properties and Toughened Mechanics of SiC Nanowires Toughened Cw/SiC Composites ", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 650, pp. 119-125, 2010

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May 2010

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