Oxygen sinks in SiC-based ceramics

Wolfgang Braue, K. Das Chowdhury, Ray Carpenter

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During an HREM/AEM investigation, two different oxygen sinks were identified for a variety of SiC-ceramics involving different sintering mechanisms: segregation of oxygen to i) internal interfaces, and ii) `excess-carbon' secondary phases consisting of basically turbostratic graphite and an intermediate amorphous Si-C-O phase. Si-C-O glasses and polycarbosilane-based nonstoichiometric SiC materials (Nicalon fibers) are well suited as model systems to evaluate the structure and the stability range of the amorphous Si-C-O phase in SiC-based ceramics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 29 1993Dec 2 1993


OtherProceedings of the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society
CityBoston, MA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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