Preparation and properties of Al2O3-mullite-SiC nano-composite by slip casting in a high magnetic field and reaction sintering

Sho Saito*, Yoshio Sakka, Tohru S. Suzuki, Takeshi Nakata

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We have demonstrated that textured Al2O3-mullite-SiC nanocomposites can be fabricated by slip casting followed by partial oxidation - reaction sintering of mixed suspensions of Al2O3 and SiC powders in a high magnetic field. The sintered density was changed by the degree of oxidation at 1200°C and 1300°C. The degree of orientation of alumina in the nanocomposite was examined on the basis of the X-ray diffraction patterns and scanning electron micrographs. It is confirmed that alumina-oriented nanocomposites were fabricated. The three-point bending strength at room temperature was observed for the nanocomposites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1133-1136
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Volume336-338 II
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • AlO-mullite-SiC
  • High magnetic field
  • Nanocomposites
  • Slip casting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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