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The effect of powder processing on the coefficient of thermal expansion of MoSi2-Si3N4 composites
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Choe، نويسنده , , H. and Hsieh، نويسنده , , T. and Wolfenstine، نويسنده , , J.، نويسنده ,
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The coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of MoSi2-Si3N4 (10. 20, 40 vol.%) composites decreases as the volume fraction of Si3N4 increases. Analysis of the microstructural variables suggests that the CTE of the composites is independent of MoSi2-grain size but a function of Si3N4 particle size, increasing with decreasing particle size. At the high volume percent ( ≈ 40%) of Si3N4 particulates required in MoSi2 so that the CTE of the composite is close to that of Mo, Kernerʹs model provides the closest prediction to the experimental data. Deviation from the prediction is most likely a result of microcracks at MoSi2/Si3N4 interfaces.
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MoSi2 , Si3N4 , Composites , Thermal expansion
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Astroparticle Physics
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