The Intergranular Microstructure of Silicon Nitride Based Ceramics

  1. Edgar Lara-Curzio,
  2. Jonathan Salem and
  3. Dongming Zhu
  1. L.K.L. Falk1,
  2. N. Schneider2,
  3. Y. Menke2 and
  4. S. Hampshire2

Published Online: 14 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470339497.ch6

Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites III

Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites III

How to Cite

Falk, L.K.L., Schneider, N., Menke, Y. and Hampshire, S. (2007) The Intergranular Microstructure of Silicon Nitride Based Ceramics, in Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites III (eds E. Lara-Curzio, J. Salem and D. Zhu), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470339497.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Applied Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden

  2. 2

    Materials and Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 29 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470196335

Online ISBN: 9780470339497

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Keywords:

  • silicon nitride;
  • ceramics;
  • intergranular microstructure;
  • liquid phase sintering;
  • covalent bonding

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Liquid Phase Sintered Si3N4 Ceramics

  • Sialon B-Phase Glass-Ceramics

  • Si3N4/B-Phase Glass Material

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Acknowledgements