Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 17, pp 5751–5757 | Cite as

Si3N4/Mg composites with an interpenetrating network

  • Wang Shou-renEmail author
  • Geng Hao-ran
  • Wang Ying-zi


Metal matrix composites (MMCs) have some kinds of reinforcement such as particle , whisker and fibre [1, 2, 3] as well as three dimensional network structure (3DNMMCs) [4]. In recent years, the MMCs reinforced by 3DNMMCs have been received much attention [5]. Especially, 3DNMMCs reinforced by ceramic phase with an interconnected interpenetrating network structure have become of great interest because of their attractive microstructure and properties [6, 7]. For example, the Si3N4 ceramic with network structure interpenetrating ductile metal magnesium would take an amazing effects in microstructure and properties due to the ceramic phase providing low density, high elastic modulus and high strength while the metallic phase offering high toughness as well as high thermal and electrical conductivity [8, 9]. Such composites can be produced by infiltration of a molten metal into porous ceramic skeleton under or without pressure. Porous ceramic skeleton can be fabricated by a...


Magnesium Alloy Ceramic Foam Spinel Layer MgAl2O4 Spinel Metal Magnesium 



This research was granted by Natural Science Foundation of China (50371047).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Key Laboratory of Liquid Structure and Heredity of Materials of Shandong UniversityJinanChina
  2. 2.School of Mechanical EngineeringJinan UniversityJinanChina
  3. 3.School of Material ScienceJinan UniversityJinanChina

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