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Si/SiC ceramics from wood of Indian dicotyledonous mango tree

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Title Si/SiC ceramics from wood of Indian dicotyledonous mango tree
Creator Mallick, D
Chakrabarti, Omprakash
Maiti, Himadri Sekhar
Majumdar, R
Subject Processing Science
Description Synthesis of cellular Si/SiC ceramics using native dicotyledonous plants was investigated. Mango (Mangifera indica) represents a typical dicotyledonous plant. Wood of mango tree having typical structural features was transformed by controlled pyrolysis into carbonaceous preforms and subsequently converted into Si/SiC ceramics by liquid Si-infiltration at similar to 1600 degrees C under vacuum. The pyrolyzed mango was characterized in terms of pyrolysis weight loss, shrinkages, bulk density and microstructures. The resulting ceramics have maximum density of 2.66 g/cm(3) with porosity of 0.5 vol.% and contain silicon carbide (SiC), residual Si, in addition to pores or carbon (trace). The conversion process preserves the microcellular morphology of the parent wood tissue anatomy in the ceramic structure. Typically, Si/SiC-mango has room temperature flexural strength of 247 MPa, Young's modulus of 253 GPa, hardness of 1182 kg/mm(2) and shows small gain in weight of similar to 2% during oxidative heating LIP to 1300 degrees C in flowing air.
Publisher Elsevier
Date 2007-09
Type Article
Format application/pdf
Identifier http://cgcri.csircentral.net/493/1/Ceram_Intern_33_%282007%29_1217%E2%80%931222.pdf
Mallick, D and Chakrabarti, Omprakash and Maiti, Himadri Sekhar and Majumdar, R (2007) Si/SiC ceramics from wood of Indian dicotyledonous mango tree. Ceramics International, 33 (7). pp. 1217-1222. ISSN 0272-8842
Relation http://www.journals.elsevier.com/ceramics-international/