Chapter 50. The Effect of Forming Processes on the Sintering Behavior of Si3N4/TiB2 Composites

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. T. C. Arthurs1,
  2. H. Mostaghaci2 and
  3. J. G. Murphy3

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313053.ch50

14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 9/10

14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Arthurs, T. C., Mostaghaci, H. and Murphy, J. G. (2008) The Effect of Forming Processes on the Sintering Behavior of Si3N4/TiB2 Composites, in 14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313053.ch50

Author Information

  1. 1

    Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  2. 2

    National Research Council of Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  3. 3

    Advanced Materials Engineering Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374931

Online ISBN: 9780470313053

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Keywords:

  • isostatic;
  • monolithic;
  • particles;
  • micrometrics;
  • spychnometer

Summary

Titanium diboride particulate reinforced Si3N4 samples were formed by slip casting and isostatic pressing with the goal of optimizing the densification and component homogeneity. Isostatic pressing was found to be the better forming process yielding samples with densities of greater than 95% for up to 10% of TiB2 addition. The sintered densities of the samples were found to drop off sharply as a function of the percentage of TiB2.