Silicon Carbide Ceramics—1

Fundamental and Solid Reaction

  • Shigeyuki Sömiya
  • Yoshizo Inomata

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Yoshizo Inomata
    Pages 1-11
  3. Koichi Yamada, Masahide Mohri
    Pages 13-44
  4. Yoshiharu Nakajima
    Pages 45-75
  5. Toshio Hirai, Makoto Sasaki
    Pages 77-98
  6. Kiyohito Okamura
    Pages 99-118
  7. Yoichi Ishida, Hideki Ichinose, Yoshizo Inomata
    Pages 169-183
  8. Hiroaki Kurishita, Hideo Yoshinaga, Yuichi Ikuhara
    Pages 185-211
  9. Hidehiko Tanaka
    Pages 213-238
  10. Takayoshi Iseki
    Pages 239-263
  11. Tetsuo Uchiyama, Sigeo Inoue, Koichi Niihara
    Pages 265-274
  12. Tosikazu Sakai, Naoto Hirosaki, Toshihiko Aikawa
    Pages 275-288
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 289-294

About this book


Discovered by Edward G. Acheson about 1890, silicon carbide is one of the oldest materials and also a new material. It occurs naturally in meteorites, but in very small amounts and is not in a useable state as an industrial material. For industrial require­ ments, large amounts of silicon carbide must be synthesized by solid state reactions at high temperatures. Silicon carbide has been used for grinding and as an abrasive material since its discovery. During World War II, silicon carbide was used as a heating element; however, it was difficult to obtain high density sintered silicon carbide bodies. In 1974, S. Prochazka reported that the addition of small amounts of boron compounds and carbide were effective in the sintering process to obtain high density. It was then possible to produce high density sintered bodies by pressureless sintering methods in ordinary atmosphere. Since this development, silicon carbide has received great attention as one of the high temperature structural ceramic materials. Since the 1970s, many research papers have appeared which report studies of silicon carbide and silicon nitride for structural ceramics.



Editors and affiliations

  • Shigeyuki Sömiya
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yoshizo Inomata
    • 3
  1. 1.The Nishi Tokyo UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapan
  3. 3.National Institute for Research in Inorganic MaterialsTsukubaJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85166-560-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3842-0
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