Accession Number:

ADA310797

Title:

Nanocrystalline Processing and Interface Engineering of Si3N4-Based Nanocomposites.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Apr-30 Jun 96,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The design and operation of a novel forced flow reactor for synthesizing nanocrystalline, high surface area 210 - 250 sq mg TiN powders is described. A key in tailoring the characteristics of the powder produced in the reactor is the use of a microwave-generated plasma. Sintering results demonstrate the tremendous potential for pressureless sintering of monodisperse, high surface area nitride powders as well as highlight the need for processing which addresses the proclivity for oxidation of these materials.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Crystallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE