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What’s silicon nitride?
Silicon nitride can be described as an organic compound with chemical formula Si3N4. It’s a structural ceramic material that is important for its high hardness, intrinsic lubricity and wear resistance. It’s an atomic crystal and is very resistant to oxygenation. Additionally, it is resistant to heat and cold. You can heat it to over 1000 degrees Celsius in air and cool it quickly. Then, you will be able to break the ceramic. This is because silicon nitride pottery has excellent mechanical properties. People use it often to create bearings, blades for turbines, seal rings and permanent molds. The heating surfaces of engine parts can be made from silicon nitride clays which can withstand high temperatures and transfer heat poorly. Not only will this improve engine quality, but also fuel economy and efficiency. Such engines are available in China, Japan, America, Japan, and many other countries.
Silicon nitride preparation method
This is one of the oldest methods for making silicon nitride. In China, it’s still very popular. It is easy and cost-effective. When the iron silicon powder is heated, it reacts with the nitrogen source to create silicon nitride.
This process is cost-effective and requires minimal equipment. But, the metal silicon powder nitridation reaction is exothermic. It is possible for the heat to be trapped in the process of nitriding, but it can cause severe problems. Effects of the nitriding process. The process should be monitored for nitriding temperatures, nitriding speeds, particle sizes, and the concentrations of the diluent. This is because the silicon nitride synthesized in this way has a irregular block shape. Also, silicon nitride powder must be prepared by ball milling and other techniques. It’s not very efficient and easy to add impurities to the product.
Carbothermal reduction is a method to combine SiO2 and carbon under high temperatures. SiO2 can first be reduced to SiO2 in gas phase. Then, SiO2 reacts with nitrogen to make silicon nitride.
To produce solid imino or amino silica, thermal decomposition uses SiCl4 at low temperatures to react with ammonia gases. Both silicicides are easily decomposed at high temperatures to make nitride Silicon. This process has a high rate of reaction and is capable of producing large quantities high-purity silicon powder very quickly. This process is used to prepare silicon powder. It produces a uniform silicon nitride nitride granule with high purity. This is currently the preferred method to commercially produce high-purity silicon nitride powder.
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