Fabrication of Al2O3–ZrB2 in situ composite by SHS dynamic compaction: A novel approach

Mishra, Suman K and Das, Swapan K and Sherbacov, V (2007) Fabrication of Al2O3–ZrB2 in situ composite by SHS dynamic compaction: A novel approach. Composites Science and Technology, 67 (11-12). pp. 2447-2453.

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Al2O3–ZrB2 in situ composites of 97% of theoretical density were successfully fabricated by a novel self-propagating high temperature synthesis (SHS) dynamic compaction, using less expensive raw materials zirconium oxide, boron oxide, and aluminium. The process is fast, energy efficient, where no furnace sintering is required. The process inhibits and controls the grain growth and microstructure. The densification behaviour and correlation with microstructure of the SHS dynamic compacts were compared with the furnace sintered composite samples where the composite powder was prepared by SHS process. The furnace sintered samples showed coarser grain growth and maximum density of 94.5% of theoretical density was achieved. The SHS dynamic compacted in situ composite had much finer grains in the range of 0.5–3 μm with density 95.5% of the theoretical value. The average grain size was found to decrease from 10 μm to 1.4 μm for alumina and from 5.4 μm to 1.0 μm for zirconium diboride from furnace sintering to SHS dynamic compaction, respectively. Addition of Al2O3 as a diluent during SHS reaction enhanced the density to 97%. During SHS dynamic compaction, the amount of liquid and the time interval at which the sample stays at high temperature are the controlling factor of the final microstructure and the densification of the composite

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2006.12.01...
Uncontrolled Keywords:In situ composite; SHS; Borides; Boride alumina composite; Sintering
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:604
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:02 Jun 2010 10:24
Last Modified:25 Jan 2012 10:15
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