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Abstract

Silicon nitride (Si(3)N(4)) ceramics are a unique class of modern engineering materials with combination of light weight, high temperature strength, corrosion, wear and thermal shock resistance that cannot be matched by metallic alloys. Because of the difficulties encountered in the reliable forming and shaping of Si(3)N(4) to p roduce large complex engineering components, it can be necessary to form these by the joining of simply shaped small ceramic bodies. This paper reviews the progress made in developing and applying joining techniques for Si(3)N(4) and discusses our understanding of the influence of process selection on the materials science of the formation and properties of joints.

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Authors: PETEVES S D, JRC Ispra (IT);CECCONE G, JRC Ispra (IT);PAULASTO M, JRC Ispra (IT);STAMOS V, JRC Ispra (IT);YVON P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Metals (1996)
Record Number: 199610482 / Last updated on: 1996-05-20
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en