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TitleDensification of reaction bonded O-sialon: A graphical experimental approach for optimising process parameters
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsBarris, G.C., Krouse D.P., and Hatchwell C.
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Pagination3373 - 3378
Date Published2001
ISSN00222461 (ISSN)
KeywordsAdditives, Bonding, Ceramic materials, Compaction, Composition effects, Densification, Reaction bonding, Sialon, Silicon nitride, Sintering
AbstractA graphical experimental approach, which makes efficient use of experimental data, has been developed for optimising conflicting interactions in a sequential two-stage process. The results are presented in the form of feasibility graphs, which provide valuable process design information, including a quantitative measure of the 'robustness' of the proposed process. This method has been developed here for selecting and optimising additives for sintering reaction bonded O-sialon ceramics, but has wider-ranging potential applications.

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