Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 16, pp 4482–4486 | Cite as

Effect of additive composition on microstructure and strength of porous silicon carbide ceramics

  • Jung-Hye Eom
  • Young-Wook KimEmail author

Porous silicon carbide (SiC) ceramics have many potential applications due to their unique properties, which include high temperature stability, chemical stability, excellent abrasion resistance, high thermal shock resistance, high specific strength, and controlled permeability [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]. For example, SiC ceramics can be used as catalytic supports, molten metal filters, membrane supports, gas-burner media, and light-weight structural materials for high-temperature applications.

It has frequently been observed that the composition of the sintering additives affects the microstructural development of sintered SiC ceramics. Al2O3–Y2O3 [10], Al2O3–Y2O3–CaO [11], and AlN–Y2O3 [12] additives generally lead to the growth of SiC platelet grains when the SiC is sintered or annealed at a temperature above 1950 °C. In contrast, Y–Mg–Si–Al oxynitrides [13], B4C–C [14], and AlN [15] additives lead to equiaxed microstructures, regardless of the sintering temperature. Thus, the...


Compressive Strength Y2O3 Flexural Strength Polysiloxane Carbothermal Reduction 



This study was supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) Grant (R01-2008-000-20057-0) funded by the Korea government (MEST).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringThe University of SeoulDongdaemun-guRepublic of Korea

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