Chapter 80. Environment Conscious, Biomorphic Ceramics from Pine and Jelutong Wood Precursors

  1. Hau-Tay Lin and
  2. Mrityunjay Singh
  1. M. Singh1 and
  2. Bo-Moon Yee2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294758.ch80

26th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 23, Issue 4

26th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 23, Issue 4

How to Cite

Singh, M. and Yee, B.-M. (2002) Environment Conscious, Biomorphic Ceramics from Pine and Jelutong Wood Precursors, in 26th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 23, Issue 4 (eds H.-T. Lin and M. Singh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294758.ch80

Author Information

  1. 1

    QSS Group, Inc. MS 106–5, Ceramics Branch NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH 44135

  2. 2

    Box J173 Lehigh University 39 University Drive Bethlehem, PA 18015

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375792

Online ISBN: 9780470294758

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • biomorphic ceramics;
  • jelutong wood precursors;
  • carbonaceous preform;
  • wood pyrolysis;
  • infiltration

Summary

Environment conscious, biomorphic ceramics have been fabricated from pine and jelutong wood precursors. A carbonaceous preform is produced through wood pyrolysis and subsequent infiltration with oxides (ZrO2 sols) and liquid silicon to form ceramics. These biomorphic ceramics show a wide variety of microstructures, densities, and hardness behavior that are determined by the type of wood and infiltrants selected.