Record number :
1410432
Title of article :
Mechanical properties of 2.45 GHz microwave sintered Si3N4–Y2O3–MgO–ZrO2 system
Author/Authors :
Chockalingam، نويسنده , , Sreekumar and Earl، نويسنده , , David A.، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
Pages :
7
From page :
2037
To page :
2043
Abstract :
Mechanical properties of 2.45 GHz microwave sintered Si3N4–Y2O3–MgO–ZrO2 system have been investigated. Microwave sintered samples exhibited higher hardness compared to conventionally sintered samples. SEM microstructures of microwave sintered samples revealed lower average grain length and width than those of the conventionally sintered samples. Fracture toughness increased with increasing sintering temperature in the case of conventionally sintered samples whereas microwave sintered samples exhibited no variation despite differences in microstructure. The results of present study demonstrated that microwave sintering could influence the microstructure and thereby improve the mechanical properties.
Keywords :
Silicon nitride , 2.45  , GHz microwave sintering , microstructure , Vickers hardness
Journal title :
Journal of the European Ceramic Society
Journal title :
Journal of the European Ceramic Society
Serial Year :
2009
Link To Document :
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