Properties and fracture processes of Si3N4/ Si3N4 joints brazed using Cu–Zn–Ti filler alloy
Authors: Zhang, J.; Naka, M.; Fang, H. Y.; Zhou, Y.
Source: Science and Technology of Welding & Joining, Volume 9, Number 2, April 2004 , pp. 158-162(5)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Si3N4 ceramic was jointed to itself using a filler alloy of Cu-Zn-Ti at 1123-1323 K for 0.3-2.7 ks. Ti content in the Cu-Zn-Ti filler alloy was varied from 5 to 20 at.-%. The effect of brazing parameters, such as brazing temperature, holding time and Ti content, on the mechanical properties and facture processes of the Si3N4/Si3N4 joint were investigated. The results indicated that the increased brazing temperature, holding time and Ti content increase the thickness of the interfacial reaction zone in the Si3N4/filler alloy, and the size and amount of the reaction phases in the filler alloy. Their increases lead to increasing shear strength of the joint. The fracture behaviour of the Si3N4/Si3N4 joint greatly depends on the microstructure of the joint. A suitable thick reaction zone with reaction phases yields the high strength of the Si3N4/ Si3N4 joint.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2004-04-01