Whisker and Platelet Synthesis Processes

  • Terry N. Tiegs
  • Sam C. Weaver

Abstract

Recent emphasis has been placed on the incorporation of SiC whiskers into both metal and ceramic matrix composites to improve the mechanical properties of the composites relative to the monolithic materials. In the 1960s, the whiskers were originally applied to the reinforcement of metal matrices, such as aluminum (Mortensen, 1990; Nair, Tien and Bates, 1985). Since then, whiskers have also been used to reinforce ceramics, such as alumina (Al2O3), mullite and silicon nitride (Si3N4) (Becher et al., 1988, 1994; Wei and Becher, 1985).

Keywords

Silicon Carbide Rice Hull Whisker Growth Ceramic Matrix Composite Silicon Carbide Whisker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terry N. Tiegs
    • 1
  • Sam C. Weaver
    • 2
  1. 1.Metals and Ceramics DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  2. 2.Third Millennium Technologies, Inc.KnoxvilleUSA

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