Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 121–125 | Cite as

Sintering of nano crystalline α silicon carbide doping with aluminium nitride

  • M. S. Datta
  • A. K. Bandyopadhyay
  • B. Chaudhuri


Sinterable silicon carbide powders were prepared by attrition milling and chemical processing of an acheson type α-SiC. Pressureless sintering of these powders was achieved by addition of aluminium nitride together with carbon. Nearly 99% sintered density was obtained. The mechanism of sintering was studied by scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. This study shows that the mechanism is a solid state sintering process.


Sintering mechanism silicon carbide aluminium nitride polytype 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Datta
    • 1
  • A. K. Bandyopadhyay
    • 1
  • B. Chaudhuri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Metallurgical EngineeringJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

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