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    • Keywords

       

      Microwave sintering; biaxial flexure; silicon carbide.

    • Abstract

       

      The present work deals with the sintering of SiC with a low melting additive by microwave technique. The mechanical characteristics of the products were compared with that of conventionally sintered products. The failure stress of the microwave sintered products, in biaxial flexure, was superior to that of the products made by conventional sintering route in ambient condition. In firing of products by conventionally sintered process, SiC grain gets oxidized producing SiO2 (∼ 32 wt%) and deteriorates the quality of the product substantially. Partially sintered silicon carbide by such a method is a useful material for a varieties of applications ranging from kiln furniture to membrane material.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      S Mandal1 A Seal1 S K Dalui1 A K Dey1 S Ghatak1 A K Mukhopadhyay1

      1. Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata 700 032, India
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