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Abstract

Viscous energy dissipation in a liquid phase sintered silicon nitride was investigated at temperatures up to 1300 C. The internal friction, caused by the viscous energy dissipation, was measured with uniaxial tension-compression, torsion pendulum, and impulse excitation tests. The amount of internal friction before and after heat treatment is compared. The dependence of internal friction on temperature, frequency and stress amplitude is studied, distinguishing a low and a high (greater than 50 MPa) stress amplitude regime. The time-dependence of the internal friction at high temperature is monitored. In addition, the evolution of the microstructure is investigated by X-ray diffraction, analysis of scanning electron microscopy images, and high resolution and analytical transmission electron microscopy in order to relate specific internal friction features to the silicon nitride microstructure.

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Authors: ROEBBEN G, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Heverlee (BE);STEMMER S, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Heverlee (BE);VAN DER BIEST O, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Heverlee (BE);DONZEL L, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institut de Génie Atomique (CH);SCHALLER R, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institut de Génie Atomique (CH);STEEN M, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Acta Materialia (1998)
Record Number: 199811327 / Last updated on: 1998-11-10
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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