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Pure Appl. Chem., 2002, Vol. 74, No. 11, pp. 2137-2144

Importance of chemistry in high-tech ceramics design

P. Šajgalík

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, SK-842 36 Bratislava, Slovakia

Abstract: This paper deals with the role of chemistry in the design of high-tech ceramic materials. Grain boundary composition of polycrystalline ceramics dictates the hardness fracture toughness and creep resistance of liquid-phase sintered silicon nitride and silicon carbide materials.