In-situ synthesis and characterization of SiC - Al2O 3 composites

L. N. Satapathy, P. D. Ramesh, Dinesh Kumar Agrawal, Rustum Roy

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Alumina-silicon carbide composites have been synthesized in-situ in a microwave reactor by two different methods, namely, polymer infiltration and pyrolysis (PIP) and direct pyrolysis of a alumina-polymer mixture (DPP). The percentage of silicon carbide in alumina has been limited to a maximum of 10 Vol. %. In the PIP method, polycarbosilane (PCS) is converted to SiC in an alumina porous compact during the sintering process. On the other hand, the DPP method allows easy conversion of PCS to SiC in an alumina powder matrix. The reacted materials have been characterized by various analytical techniques. The PIP method can produce very fine, homogenous porosity distribution inside alumina compacts that can be potentially useful for gas separation applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-146
Number of pages10
JournalCeramic Transactions
StatePublished - Mar 14 2006
Event107th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2005Apr 13 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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