Silicon carbide-based materials for joining silicon carbide composites for fusion energy applications

Charles A. Lewinsohn, Russell H. Jones, Paolo Colombo, Bruno Riccardi

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This paper describes issues related to using silicon carbide derived from inorganic polymer precursors for joining silicon carbide composites for fusion energy applications. Evolution of gases and shrinkage during processing are identified as critical processes that may control the presence of strength limiting flaws and residual stresses. Precursor composition and structure effect the amount of gaseous species evolved during processing, chemical compatibility with substrates, and processing environments. Results from the literature and from the authors' investigations are used to illustrate the use of polymer derived material for joining. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1232 - 1236
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number2 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)

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