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Sintering of Silicon Carbide

  • Svante Prochazka
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 9)

Abstract

The absence of densification during sintering of pure SiC is the result of its high grain boundary to surface energy ratio. Whenever this ratio exceeds a certain critical value, a solid will fail to densify without external pressure as there is not enough energy available to extend the grain boundaries.

Keywords

Silicon Carbide Boron Carbide Proper Carbon Aluminum Nitride Tabular Crystal 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Svante Prochazka
    • 1
  1. 1.General Electric CompanyCorporate Research & Dev.SchenectadyUSA

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