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Silicon Carbide ( SiC ) - Foam   -   Material Information


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We stock and supply the following standard forms:
Fiber Foam Monofilament Powder Sheet
Fiber Foam Monofilament Powder Sheet
Common Brand Names:
Nicalon
 
General Description:  

Silicon Carbide was first prepared in the early 1800's. It was in commercial production by 1892, as a powder for grinding and cutting, having a Mohs hardness of 9-10 (almost as hard as Diamond).

Nicalon continuous multi-filament tow consists of fine filaments of ultra-fine ß-SiC crystals, giving strong particle bonding. This fiber has high strength and a high modulus in a high temperature atmosphere. It is oxidation resistant, with a high wettability and is consequently used in composites with metals, plastics and ceramics.

A thicker monofilament, also used for composites, is also available from Goodfellow in 3 versions which differ only in their outer coating (used to improve adhesion to, and resist degradation by, the matrix of a composite). This monofilament is made by a chemical vapour deposition (CVD) process around a fine tungsten wire.

   
 

Silicon Carbide Foam provides a high-strength, open lattice structure with high temperature capability and fracture resistance. Applications include heat exchangers, aerospace structures, catalyst supports, heating elements and filters.

   

Technical Data for   Silicon-Carbide


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SI673850Silicon Carbide Foam,    
Thickness:10mm,    Bulk density:0.29g.cm-3,    Porosity:91%,    Pores/cm:24,    
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We stock and supply the following standard forms:
Fiber Foam Monofilament Powder Sheet
Fiber Foam Monofilament Powder Sheet

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