Roy, Sujit Kumar (2003) Reaction-induced processing of Al2O3-based interpenetrating phase composites. Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society, 62 (1). pp. 1-17. ISSN 0371-750X

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Interpenetrating network (IPN) composites containing Al2O3 and Al phases constitute a novel class of materials that exhibit connectivity of both the phases in all directions and as a result, possess interesting properties which can be designed to suit specific applications. Reaction-induced methods of fabrication of such materials are considered economical and provide opportunity for optimizing phase contents. Four different methods of synthesizing Al2O3/Al-IPNs using exothermic reactions are reviewed. The important aspects of thermodynamics of exothermic systems, wetting phenomenon in solid-liquid contacts and control of porosity in solid-gas reaction are discussed. Some data on properties are collected from available literature and on the basis of these values, a few applications are indicated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Crystal Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Phase Equilibria
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2012 11:59
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2015 09:52

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