Mechanical Properties of Si3N4 Ceramics Prepared by Nitrided Pressureless Sintered (NPS) Process
As an alternative to degassing pipe and rotor blade using in molten aluminum industry, we investigate the mechanical properties of silicon nitride ceramic components prepared by nitrided pressureless sintered (NPS) process, which process is the continuous process of nitridation reaction process combined with pressureless sintering. Mechanical properties of silicon nitride prepared by NPS process with sintering additives of 5wt% Y2O3, 5wt% Al2O3 and 20wt% Si show high strength, >500 MPa, high hardness, 12.6 GPa, and superior damage tolerances with high fracture toughness, 9.8 MPam1/2.
Byung Tae Ahn, Hyeongtag Jeon, Bo Young Hur, Kibae Kim and Jong Wan Park
C. G. Kang et al., "Mechanical Properties of Si3N4 Ceramics Prepared by Nitrided Pressureless Sintered (NPS) Process", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 124-126, pp. 1461-1464, 2007