The influence of sintering on the dispersion of carbon nanotubes in ceramic matrix composites

Orsolya Tapasztó, Hartmut Lemmel, Márton Markó, Katalin Balázsi, Csaba Balázsi, Levente Tapasztó

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Optimizing the dispersion of carbon nanostructures in ceramic matrix composites is a fundamental technological challenge. So far most efforts have been focused on improving the dispersion of nanostructures during the powder phase processing, due to the limited information and control on their possible redistribution during the sintering. Here, we address this issue by comparing multi-walled carbon nanotubes reinforced Si3N4 composites prepared from the same starting powder dispersion but sintered using two different techniques. We employ ultra-small angle neutron scattering measurements to gain reliable information on the dispersion of nanostructures allowing a direct comparison of their redistribution during the sintering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-150
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Publication statusPublished - Oct 20 2014


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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