Fabrication of textured α-SiC using colloidal processing and a strong magnetic field

Tohru Suzuki, Tetsuo Uchikoshi, Yoshio Sakka

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In general, the mechanical and physical properties of a crystal depend on the direction of the crystal axis. The controlled development of the crystallographic texture in ceramics is very useful for improvement of their properties. The preparation of the textured SiC polycrystal was achieved by colloidal processing in a strong magnetic field. The c-axis of the SiC was parallel to the direction of the applied magnetic field. The bending strength of the textured SiC depends on the crack-growth direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2883-2887
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Colloidal processing
  • Magnetic field
  • Orientation
  • SiC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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