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Spark plasma sintering of Zr- and Hf-borides with decreasing amounts of MoSi2 as sintering aid.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical, Inorganic and Structural Chemistry.
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2008 (English)In: Journal of European Ceramic Society, Vol. 28, no 1287-1296Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

ZrB2- and HfB2-based composites contg. 1, 3, and 9 vol.% MoSi2 as sintering aid were densified by spark plasma sintering at temps. ranging from 1700 to 1950, with an applied pressure of 100 MPa. As-received ZrB2 and HfB2 powders were also sintered at temps. in the range of 2100-2200. Fully dense samples were obtained between 1750 and 1850 when MoSi2 was added. As-received ZrB2 powder was sintered to 98% at 2100. The microstructural features were investigated by SEM-EDS technique. SciC was detected in all the doped compns. along with significant amts. of oxide species (Hf/ZrO2 and SiO2). Vickers hardness and fracture toughness were measured by indentation technique on polished sections. The effect of the MoSi2 content on densification, microstructure, and mech. properties is discussed.

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2008. Vol. 28, no 1287-1296
Keyword [en]
Spark plasma sintering, Borides, Hfb2, XrB2, MoSi2.
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-20855ISI: 000254139300024OAI: diva2:187381
Available from: 2008-11-22 Created: 2008-11-22 Last updated: 2011-01-10Bibliographically approved

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