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SIALON Engineering Ceramic Specimen Preparation

SIALON ceramics is a machineable ceramic and is thus fairly easy to prepare for microstructural evaluation. The primary concern is to minimize excessive cracking during cutting and initial grinding through the use of the appropriate diamond wafering blade and with semi-fixed abrasives on a metal mesh cloth. Polishing with CMP (chemical mechanical polishing) techniques is also a very effective way to remove surface and subsurface damage to the specimen.

SECTIONING

Diamond Wafering blade - medium grit / low concentration

MOUNTING
Castable Mounting with Epoxy or Acrylic resins

POLISHING

Abrasive/surface

Lubricant

Force/ sample

Speed
(Head/base)

Time

30 um DIAMAT diamond suspension on CERMESH Metal Mesh cloth   5-10 lbs

200/200 rpm

Until plane
6 um DIAMAT diamond on TEXPAN polishing pad SIAMAT colloidal silica 10 lbs

200/200 rpm

5 minutes

1 um DIAMAT diamond on GOLDPAD polishing pad

SIAMAT colloidal silica

10 lbs

200/200 rpm

5 minutes

SIAMAT Colloidal silca on TEXPAN polishing pad

 

10 lbs

100/100 rpm

5 minutes


Metallographic micrograph for SIALON ceramic

SiAlON ceramic, etched in molten KOH, Mag 20,000

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