Two commercial Si3N4 powders were coated with sintering aids by coprecipitation. Lanthanum and yttrium nitrates were used as sintering aid precursors. Electrokinetic sonic amplitude measurements and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy analysis were used to investigate electrokinetic behavior and surface properties, respectively. Coprecipitation produced different effects on the composition of the coating layer depending on the actual features of the starting Si3N4 powders. The electrokinetic behavior of aqueous suspensions with coated powders depended strongly on the additives, their solubility, and the rate of oxidation of the coated layer. The coprecipitation conditions had to be carefully controlled to obtain reproducible composition and morphology of the coating layers. Treatments of the starting powder, pH, and washing volumes were optimized to tailor the coating layer and improve the coprecipitation yield.

Surface modification of Si3N4 powders by coprecipitation of sintering aids / F. Bertoni, C. Galassi, S. Ardizzone, C.L. Bianchi. - In: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY. - ISSN 0002-7820. - 82:10(1999), pp. 2653-2659.

Surface modification of Si3N4 powders by coprecipitation of sintering aids

S. Ardizzone
Penultimo
;
C.L. Bianchi
Ultimo
1999

Abstract

Two commercial Si3N4 powders were coated with sintering aids by coprecipitation. Lanthanum and yttrium nitrates were used as sintering aid precursors. Electrokinetic sonic amplitude measurements and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy analysis were used to investigate electrokinetic behavior and surface properties, respectively. Coprecipitation produced different effects on the composition of the coating layer depending on the actual features of the starting Si3N4 powders. The electrokinetic behavior of aqueous suspensions with coated powders depended strongly on the additives, their solubility, and the rate of oxidation of the coated layer. The coprecipitation conditions had to be carefully controlled to obtain reproducible composition and morphology of the coating layers. Treatments of the starting powder, pH, and washing volumes were optimized to tailor the coating layer and improve the coprecipitation yield.
Ceramic materials ; Morphology ; Oxidation ; pH effects ; Powders ; Precipitation (chemical); Sintering ; Solubility ; Surface properties ; Surface treatment ; Coprecipitation ; Silicon nitride
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