Pyrolysis of titanium metal filled poly(siloxane) preceramic polymers: Effect of atmosphere on the chemistry of titanium transformation

S. H. Yu, R. E. Riman, S. C. Danforth, R. Y. Leung, S. T. Gonczy

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The pyrolysis of Ti metal filled poly(siloxane) preceramic polymers heated at 1350°C in N2, Ar, and NH3, was evaluated in tees of the effect of pyrolysis atmosphere on the chemistry of the Ti transformation product. In NH3, the Ti particles react with the atmosphere to form newly stoichiometric TiN. In Ar, the Ti particles react with either gaseous hydrocarbon, i.e., methane, or carbon pyrolysis products of the poly(siloxane), to form non-stoichiometric TiC. Finally, in N2, the Ti particles react with carbon species from the poly(siloxane) and the nitrogen atmosphere, to form a TiC/TiN solid solution.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)511-518
Number of pages8
JournalCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1994
EventProceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials - B. Part 2 (of 2) - Cocoa Beach, FL, USA
Duration: Jan 9 1993Jan 14 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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