ガラスビーズを用いた炭化ケイ素多孔体の作製 Fabrication of Porous SiC Ceramics Using Glass Beads
Porous SiC ceramics have been fabricated by using SiO<SUB>2</SUB>-Al<SUB>2</SUB>O<SUB>3</SUB> based glass beads. SiC powder with the anerage grain size of 0.6 μm was mixed with 5-20 wt.% glass beads by dry mixing. The average particle size of the glass beads was about 45 μm. The mixed powder was compressed into plate form and sinterd at 1970°C for 2 hours in Ar atmosphere. The resultant materials had porosities ranging from 25 to 50 %. Large spherical pores connecting through micro-sized open pores were observed in their microstructures. It has been concluded that the occurence of open pores was orginated in the formation of gas phase through the reaction, SiC+2SiO<SUB>2</SUB>→3SiO(g)+CO(g), in Ar atmosphere. The alumina element in the glass beads contributed to the densification of SiC matrix through the formation of liquid phase and as a result, the materials had high bending strength in spite of their high porosity.
粉体および粉末冶金 43(12), 1461-1465, 1996-12-15
Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy