Maity, Anwesha and Kalita, Dipul and Kayal, Nijhuma and Ghosh, Jiten and Goswami, Tridip and Chakrabarti, Omprakash and Rao, Paruchuri Gangadhar (2013) Microstructural and mechanical characterisation of biomorphic SiC ceramics synthesised from coir fibreboard preform. Materials Science and Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing, 565. pp. 72-79. ISSN 0921-5093

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Fibreboards made of coir fibres were converted to carbon templates by controlled thermal processing and were further infiltrated and reacted with liquid Si at 1550 degrees C under vacuum to produce biomorphic SiC ceramics. Microstructural analysis including quantitative characterisation of microstructure was undertaken, employing optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction techniques. Mechanical properties were investigated at room temperature. Testing included measurement of flexural strength and elastic modulus by the three-point bending method and fracture toughness by the single edge notched beam technique. Properties measured on this material are typical of the biomorphic ceramics made from the natural and artificial (processed) bio-precursors. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Non-Oxide Ceramics & Composites
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2013 08:58
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2016 18:05

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