Chapter 2. Ceramic-Matrix Composites Via in-Situ Reaction Sintering
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1993 The American Ceramic Society
Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 9/10
How to Cite
Hong, F. and Lewis, M. H. (1993) Ceramic-Matrix Composites Via in-Situ Reaction Sintering, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314234.ch2
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1993
Print ISBN: 9780470375273
Online ISBN: 9780470314234
- matrix powders;
Refractory nitrides, borides and carbides can be introduced as dispersed second phases into major ceramic matrices such as A12O3, Si3N4 and Sialons via in-situ chemical reaction sintering. The inclusion of these second phases may increase hardness and improve fracture toughness of these composites or produce electro-discharge machineable materials. Compared with conventional composites in which the second phases are usually directly added, the composites produced via in-situ chemical reactions result in one or more of the following advantages; low cost, unique microstructures, enhanced sinterability or properties.