Reaction processing for the development of ultra-high temperature ceramics
"Research into ultra high temperature materials has increased in recent years due to the need for material systems that can withstand the temperatures associated with hypersonic flight applications. ZrB₂ and HfB₂ are among the candidates for these extreme conditions. These diborides have melting temperatures that exceed 3000⁰C, the potential for strength retention at elevated temperatures, and moderate oxidation resistance when compared to high temperature carbides. However, diborides have often been reported to exhibit low strength and significant strength degradation by 1500⁰C; therefore, limiting their use at high temperatures...This research focused on processing zirconium diboride (ZrB₂) ceramics that exhibit improved mechanical performance and reduced impurity content. Three processing methods have been used to produce dense ZrB₂ ceramics; conventional hot pressing, reactive hot pressing, and pressureless sintering"--Abstract, leaf iv.
Van Aken, David C.
Ellerby, Donald T.
Smith, Jeffrey D.
Materials Science and Engineering
Ph. D. in Ceramic Engineering
United States. Department of Education
University of Missouri--Rolla
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- High strength ZrB₂-ceramics
- Pressureless sintering of zirconium diboride
- Low temperature densification of zirconium diboride ceramics by reactive hot pressing
- Reactive hot pressing of zirconium diboride
xiii, 162 leaves
© 2006 Adam Lee Chamberlain, All rights reserved.
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Chamberlain, Adam L., "Reaction processing for the development of ultra-high temperature ceramics" (2006). Doctoral Dissertations. 1679.