Chapter 50. AIN Composite Growth by Nitridation of Aluminum Alloys

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. D. K. Creber1,
  2. S. D. Poste1,
  3. M. K. Achajanian2 and
  4. T. D. Claar2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310496.ch50

Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Creber, D. K., Poste, S. D., Achajanian, M. K. and Claar, T. D. (1988) AIN Composite Growth by Nitridation of Aluminum Alloys, in Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 7/8 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310496.ch50

Author Information

  1. 1

    Alcan International Limited Kingston Research and Development Centre Kingston, Ontario CANADA K7L 424

  2. 2

    Lanxide Corporation One Tralee Industrial Park Newark, DE 19711 U.S.A.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1988

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374801

Online ISBN: 9780470310496

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Keywords:

  • microcomposite;
  • thermomechanical behavior;
  • frictional stress;
  • embedded;
  • coaxial

Summary

The application of the Lanxide™ ceramic matrix composite processing technology to the nitridation of aluminum alloys has been studied. The process involves the directed nitridation reaction of a molten aluminum alloy in a nitrogen-containing atmosphere to yield an AlN/Al matrix material. The nitridation reaction can be directed through inert ceramic filler materials to produce a wide uariety of composites. By changing the reaction conditions, the progress of the reaction can be altered to tailor the microstruc-tures and physical properties of the resulting composites. Process information and initial composite property data are presented.