Processing of nanocomposite silicon nitride-mullite-alumina by reaction sintering

Y. Sakka, Ilhan A. Aksay

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We describe a new method for processing Si3N4mulliteAl2O3 nanocomposites by reaction sintering of the green compacts after partial oxidation treatment. Bimodal powder compacts used in this process were prepared by a colloidal filtration method. Si3N4 and Al2O3 powders were dispersed in aqueous suspensions at pH=10 with the aid of an electrosteric stabilizer, polymethacrylic acid. A binary mixture of Al2O3 powder was used to attain high green densities. This process results in the following morphology: nanometer-sized Si3N4 particles that are distributed in the mullite phase which is embedded in an Al2O3 matrix.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-182
Number of pages14
JournalNanostructured Materials
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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