Chapter 27. Processing and Microstructural Characterization of B4C-AI Cermets

  1. William Smothers
  1. Danny C. Halverson1,
  2. Aleksander J. Pyzik2 and
  3. Ilhan A. Aksay2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320280.ch27

Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Halverson, D. C., Pyzik, A. J. and Aksay, I. A. (1985) Processing and Microstructural Characterization of B4C-AI Cermets, in Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 7/8 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320280.ch27

Author Information

  1. 1

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA 94550

  2. 2

    Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374337

Online ISBN: 9780470320280

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Keywords:

  • X-ray;
  • SEM;
  • metallography;
  • carbide-aluminum;
  • metal

Summary

Reaction thermodynamics and wetting studies were employed to evaluate boron carbide-aluminum cermets. Wetting phenomenon and interfacial reactions are characterized using “macroscale” and “microscale” techniques. Macroscale evaluation involved alumium sessile drop studies on boron carbide substrates. Microscale evaluation involved the fabrication of actual cermet microstructures and their characterization through SEM, X-ray diffraction, metallography, and electron microprobe. Contact-angle measurements and interfacial-reaction products are reported.