Chapter 50. Particulate Wetting and Metal: Ceramic Interface Phenomena
- 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
Oh, S.-Y., Cornie, J. A. and Russell, K. C. (1987) Particulate Wetting and Metal: Ceramic Interface Phenomena, 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.ch50
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1987
Print ISBN: 9780470374733
Online ISBN: 9780470320402
- metal-matrix composites;
- conventional methods;
- maximum bubble pressure method;
- thermodynamic measurements;
An experimental technique for evaluation of wettability of ceramic particulate with liquid metal was developed. Wettability tests were conducted by pressure infiltration through uniformly packed powder specimens. The threshold pressures for infiltration can either be used as quantitative measure of wettability or be converted to wetting angles by using the capillary force equation. With this technique, wettability was measured for SiC and B4C particulates with liquid aluminum alloys. The effects of temperature, time, and alloying element on wettability were investigated. Theoretical calculations of solid-liquid interfacial energy were also reviewed briefly.