Plastic Deformation of Covalent Bonded Ceramics at High Temperatures

Sadahiro Tsurekawa, Kouichi Kawahara, Hideharu Nakashima

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A review is given on our recent investigations concerning the high temperature deformation mechanism of covalent bonded ceramics, titanium carbide (TiC) and silicon carbide (SiC). Particular attentions have been paid to the effect of nonstoichiometry and to the effect of polytypes and addition of sintering aids on their high temperature deformation behavior for TiC andSiC, respectively. The observed phenomena are discussed from the viewpoints of the characteristics of dislocation motion, then the importance of understanding the nature of dislocation motion even for ceramics is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrecursor-Derived Ceramics
Subtitle of host publicationSynthesis, Structures and High Temperature Mechanical Properties
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783527613823
ISBN (Print)3527298142, 9783527298143
Publication statusPublished - Dec 21 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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