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Journal of Ceramics
Volume 2014, Article ID 723627, 5 pages
Research Article

Structural Evolution of Silicon Carbide Nanopowders during the Sintering Process

Donetsk Institute for Physics and Engineering named after O.O. Galkin, NAS of Ukraine, R. Luxembourg Street, 72, Donetsk 83114, Ukraine

Received 30 December 2013; Accepted 14 February 2014; Published 20 March 2014

Academic Editor: Rajan Jose

Copyright © 2014 Galina Volkova 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.


Processes of sintering of silicon carbide nanopowder were investigated. Values of density (  g/cm3) and strength (  MPa) were obtained. Within the theory of dispersed systems, the temperature evolution of the materials structure was considered. The relationship between sintering temperature, characteristics of crystal structure and physical properties, in particular, density, and strength of aforementioned ceramics was established. It was concluded that it is necessary to suppress the anomalous diffusion at temperatures above 2080°C.