Fabrication of Heat-Resistant and Plastic-Formable Silicon Nitride

  • Toshiyuki Nishimura
  • Xin Xu

Part of the NIMS Monographs book series (NIMSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Toshiyuki Nishimura, Xin Xu
    Pages 35-44
  3. Toshiyuki Nishimura, Xin Xu
    Pages 45-46

About this book


In this book, improvements in the heat resistance of silicon nitride (Si3N4) ceramics using grain boundary control and in plasticity at high temperatures using grain size control in order to reduce the cost of shaping Si3N4 are described.


The heat resistance of Si3N4 is improved by mixing a slight amount of sintering additive as an impurity into the original material powder. The author presents his findings on the high heat resistance of Si3N4.


The author also develops a new fabrication method for Si3N4 nano-ceramics that produces high plastic formability. The method developed offers two improved points in grinding and sintering processes. The author found that the plastic formability of Si3N4 nanoceramics is dependent on load stress; the results of his research are detailed in this book.


Creep of Silicon Nitride Heat Resistance of Si3N4 Heat Resistance of Silicon Nitride Nanoceramics Non-oxide Ceramics Plastic Deformation Plasticity of Silicon Nitride Si3N4 Nano-ceramics Superplastic Ceramics

Authors and affiliations

  • Toshiyuki Nishimura
    • 1
  • Xin Xu
    • 2
  1. 1.Environment & Energy Materials DivisionNational Institute for Materials ScienceTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.University of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information National Institute for Materials Science, Japan. Published by Springer Japan 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-55383-0
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-55384-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-8891
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-9502
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