Grain Boundary Engineering in Non-Oxide Ceramics

  • R. Nathan Katz
  • George E. Gazza
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 11)


The deliberate selection and control of composition, structure and processes occurring in the grain boundary, both during and after fabrication, with the aim of specific property modification may properly be defined as Grain Boundary Engineering. We will review various strategies for doing Grain Boundary Engineering and give examples of the use of these strategies in the development of hot pressed silicon nitride. Research needs for further development of Grain Boundary Engineering (GBE) in non-oxide systems are discussed.


Boundary Phase Silicon Nitride Volume Diffusion High Temperature Strength High Temperature Property 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Nathan Katz
    • 1
  • George E. Gazza
    • 1
  1. 1.Army Materials and Mechanics Research CenterWatertownUSA

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