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January 28th, 2010

Effect of Various Additives on the Oxidation Behavior of ZrB2-Based Ultra-High-Temperature Ceramics at 1800°C

Published on January 28th, 2010 | By: Eileen De Guire

Volume 93 Issue 2, Pages 345 – 349


Ping Hu, Xing-Hong Zhang, Jie-Cai Han, Xiao-Guang Luo, Shang-Yi Du
Published Online: Dec 3 2009 4:28PM
DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2009.03420.x


The effect of various additives such as TiB2, HfB2, CrB2, TaB, TaSi2, LaB6, La2O3, and AlN on the oxidation behavior of ZrB2-based ultra-high-temperature ceramics (UHTCs) at 1800°C was investigated. The additions of CrB2 and HfB2 to the ZrB2-SiC composites have minor effect on the structure evolution of the oxide scale and oxidation resistance. However, all the other additives, especially for Ti and Ta compounds, have changed the oxidation mechanism resulting in a marked detrimental effect on the oxidation resistance of ZrB2-based UHTCs.


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