Chapter 45. SiC/Al2O3 Gel-Derived Monolithic Nanocomposites
- William Smothers
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1987 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
11th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 7/8
How to Cite
Haaland, R. S., Lee, B. I. and Park, S. Y. (1987) SiC/Al2O3 Gel-Derived Monolithic Nanocomposites, in 11th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 7/8 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320402.ch45
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1987
Print ISBN: 9780470374733
Online ISBN: 9780470320402
- polysilastyrene polymer;
- crack-free green monolithic composite;
- microhardness tester
SiC/Al2O3 nanocomposites were produced by combining Nyacol,® and colloidal Al2O3 with polysilastyrene (PSS) to produce a sol which was subsequently aged and fired in an inert atmosphere. The fired composites exhibited enhanced mechanical properties due to the interaction of the two-phase system. Both hardness and density were enhanced by the addition of PSS to colloidal Al2O3. The fired composites were characterized as to composition, microhardness, density and microstructures.