Effect of boron carbide additive size and morphology on spark plasma sintered silicon carbide

V. DeLucca, R. A. Haber

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Abstract

Silicon carbide is a versatile material used in many demanding applications for its high hardness, high strength, and good thermal properties. While the effects of boron carbide on the sintering behavior of silicon carbide have been studied extensively, the role of boron carbide additive size and morphology has not. In this study the effect of boron carbide additive particle size and morphology on the microstructure and ultrasound response of spark plasma sintered (SPS) silicon carbide ceramics is examined. Several silicon carbide samples were made using carbon and boron carbide as sintering aids, maintaining constant additive concentration while varying the boron carbide additive source. Ultrasonic nondestructive characterization techniques and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) were used to characterize the sintered bodies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Ceramic Armor VIII - A Collection of Papers Presented at the 36th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, ICACC 2012
Pages187-193
Number of pages7
Edition5
StatePublished - 2013
EventAdvances in Ceramic Armor VIII - 36th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, ICACC 2012 - Daytona Beach, FL, United States
Duration: Jan 22 2012Jan 27 2012

Publication series

NameCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
Number5
Volume33
ISSN (Print)0196-6219

Other

OtherAdvances in Ceramic Armor VIII - 36th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, ICACC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityDaytona Beach, FL
Period1/22/121/27/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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