Microstructural characteristics of alumina-based composite prepared by in situ reaction of alumina-silicon carbide-nickel system

T. Sekino

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Abstract

In situ reaction of nickel and silicon carbide has been attempted to prepare alumina-based composites containing some kinds of dispersed phases. The composites were fabricated by reducing and sintering of Al2O3/NiO/SiC mixtures. Reaction products (Ni3Si and C) and metallic Ni were found to disperse at the matrix grain boundaries, while Ni was partly trapped into A12O3 grains. In addition, carbon nanoballs encapsulating Ni3Si were produced and dispersed in the composites. The carbon cages were approximately 80-100 nm in diameter with polyhedral shape, and had lattice spacing of 0.35 nm that was typical for the graphite. Encapsulated Ni3Si had facet planes which were parallel to the carbon layers surrounding. Production of metal encapsulated carbon nanoball within ceramic materials is the first successive result that might promote researches on such novel ceramic composites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-15
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Innovations
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Alumina-based composite
  • Carbon nanoball
  • Encapsulated nanocrystals
  • In situ reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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