Reaction Sintering of Submicrometer Silicon Powder
Date of Original Version
Submicrometer silicon powder synthesized by thermally induced, vapor‐phase reaction in an aerosol reactor was densified by reaction sintering to form Si3N4. The densification behavior of these spherical, nonagglomerated particles in the 0.1 to 0.2 μm size range is described. Competition between densification by silicon sintering and reaction product infilling was observed at typical reaction sintering temperatures. In addition, pore growth during the early stages of silicon presintering adversely affected nitrogen permeability and nitriding rates. The factors influencing the nitridation of ultrafine silicon powders are discussed. Copyright © 1987, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
Gregory, Otto J., Sang‐Baek B. Lee, and Richard C. Flagan. "Reaction Sintering of Submicrometer Silicon Powder." Journal of the American Ceramic Society 70, 3 (1987): C‐52-C‐55. doi:10.1111/j.1151-2916.1987.tb04964.x.