Fracture and tribological behaviors of Al2O3/5 vol.% SiC nanocomposites

Seung Ho Kim, Yoon Ho Kim, Soo Wohn Lee, Tohru Sekino, Koichi Niihara

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As sintering temperature increased, fracture behaviors of Al2O3/5 vol.% SiC nanocomposites were observed from transgranular type to mixture of transgranular and intergranular type. Specimen hot pressed at higher temperature showed the spalling on the fracture surface. Wear morphology of Al2O3/5 vol.% SiC nanocomposite displayed mainly microcracks and microchipping. Also, small amount of wear debris of Al2O3/5 vol.% SiC nanocomposite were observed because of strengthening of grain boundary due to the dispersion of SiC particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-94
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventEco - Materials Processing and Design - Gyungpodae, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2003 Feb 42003 Feb 6


  • AlO
  • Fracture
  • Microcrack
  • Nanocomposite
  • SiC
  • Tribol ogy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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