Refractories and Industrial Ceramics

, Volume 60, Issue 4, pp 385–388 | Cite as

Preparation of MoSi2–SiC–ZrB2 Structural Ceramics by Free Sintering

  • M. A. MarkovEmail author
  • S. S. Ordan’yan
  • S. V. Vikhman
  • S. N. Perevislov
  • A. V. Krasikov
  • A. D. Bykova
  • M. V. Staritsyn

Technological conditions for preparing ceramics based on MoSi2 hardened by SiC and ZrB2 that have enhanced physicomechanical properties (relative density ≥99.1%, bending strength 480 MPa) were experimentally investigated. The developed composites could be recommended for the creation based on them of functional structural ceramics operating at elevated temperatures in an oxidizing environment.


molybdenum disilicide silicon carbide sintering heat resistance 


Experiments were performed on equipment at the Common Use Center Composition, Structure, and Properties of Structural and Functional Materials, Prometei CRSI of Structural Materials, Kurchatov Institute SRC, with financial support from the Ministry of Education and Science in the framework of contract No. 14.595.21.0004, unique identifier RFMEFI 59517X0004.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Markov
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. S. Ordan’yan
    • 2
  • S. V. Vikhman
    • 2
  • S. N. Perevislov
    • 3
  • A. V. Krasikov
    • 1
  • A. D. Bykova
    • 1
  • M. V. Staritsyn
    • 1
  1. 1.Prometei CRSI of Structural Materials, Kurchatov Institute SRCSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.St. Petersburg State Technological Institute (Technical University)St. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.I. V. Grebenshchikov Institute of Silicate ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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