"Preparation of a novel BN/SiC composite porous structure"

Zhi-Xun Shen: Min Ge, Ming-Wei Chen, Wei-Gang Zhang; Ceramics International, 09/01/12.

Additional Authors: Min Ge, Ming-Wei Chen, Wei-Gang Zhang


A kind of BN/SiC open cell ceramic foams were fabricated from complex co-polymeric precursors of polycarbosilane and tris(methylamino)borane [B(NHCH3)3] using a high pressure pyrolysis foaming technique. The as-fabricated foams exhibit cell sizes ranging from 1 to 5 mm with bulk densities varying from 0.44 to 0.73 g/cm3, depending on the proportion of the starting materials. Studies on microstructure and properties of the porous material shown that addition of BN into SiC can improve dramatically its oxidation resistance during 800–1100 °C and compression strength which was generally about a 5–10 times higher than that of a pure SiC foam.