Factors Influencing the Quality of Fully Dense Silicon Nitride

  • G. E. Gazza
  • R. N. Katz
  • H. Knoch
Part of the Army Materials Technology Conference Series book series (volume 1)


Dense silicon nitride, which can be produced by hot pressing or sintering, is adaptable to compositional and/or microstructural alterations which can improve the reliability and performance of the material. The compositional approach involves additive selection, impurity effects, and phase equilibria studies. Microstructural improvement relies on starting material characteristics and optimum selection of process parameters.


Silicon Nitride High Temperature Strength Impurity Effect Compositional Control Phase Equilibrium Study 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. E. Gazza
    • 1
  • R. N. Katz
    • 1
  • H. Knoch
    • 2
  1. 1.Army Materials and Mechanics Research CenterWatertownUSA
  2. 2.Deutsche Forschungs und Versuchsanstalt fur Luft und Raumfahrt e.V.Deutschland

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