High-performance Silicon nitride materials (pages 1592–1601)
Dr. Cornelia Boberski, Dr. Rainer Hamminger, Dr. Marcell Peuckert, Dr. Fritz Aldinger, Dr. Reinhard Dillinger, Dr. Jürgen Heinrich and Dr. Jürgen Huber
Article first published online: 13 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/ange.19891011142
Review: Silicon Nitride (Si3N4) is a ceramic which shows high performance at high temperatures and therefore has potential for incorporation into car engines. For this application, however, the material must be produced to consistently high standards and exhibit uniform properties. This has, in the past, presented problems to development and process engineers. Progress in this field from the point of view of workers from Hoechst is summarized, and future directions of research are discussed.