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Role of impurities on the spark plasma sintering of ZrCx–ZrB2 composites

Goutier, Fabrice and Trolliard, Gilles and Valette, Stéphane and Maître, Alexandre and Estournès, Claude Role of impurities on the spark plasma sintering of ZrCx–ZrB2 composites. (2008) Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 28 (3). 671-678. ISSN 0955-2219

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2007.07.013


The study of the spark plasma sintering (SPS) of ZrCx and ZrCx–ZrB2 composites was carried out considering the effect of experimental parameters such as the applied load, the temperature and the heating time. In addition, the role of the main impurities, detected in the raw materials, on the sintering behaviour has been explored by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The analyses of monoliths and composites showed up the liquid phase formation from silica impurities and the complete structural reorganisation of free carbon into the graphite form during the sintering treatment. It is also shown that within composites, the plastic strain is preferentially accommodated by ZrB2 crystals.

Item Type:Article
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HAL Id:hal-00263439
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > Université de Limoges - UNILIM (FRANCE)
Other partners > Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Céramique Industrielle - ENSCI (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
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