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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2016, Article ID 2565137, 7 pages
Research Article

Fabrication of SiC Composites with Synergistic Toughening of Carbon Whisker and In Situ 3C-SiC Nanowire

1Center for Composite Materials and Structure, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, China
2Collage of Materials Science & Engineering, Jiamusi University, Jiamusi 154007, China

Received 1 June 2016; Revised 1 August 2016; Accepted 25 August 2016

Academic Editor: Mikhael Bechelany

Copyright © 2016 Zhang Yunlong et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The SiC composites with synergistic toughening of carbon whisker and in situ 3C-SiC nanowire have been fabricated by hot press sinter technology and annealed treatment technology. Effect of annealed time on the morphology of SiC nanowires and mechanical properties of the /SiC composites was surveyed in detail. The appropriate annealed time improved mechanical properties of the /SiC composites. The synergistic effect of carbon whisker and SiC nanowire can improve the fracture toughness for /SiC composites. The vapor-liquid-solid growth (VLS) mechanism was proposed. TEM photo showed that 3C-SiC nanowire can be obtained with preferential growth plane (), which corresponded to interplanar spacing about 0.25 nm.