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The paper reports on both the characteristics of ultrafine silicon nitride powder produced by plasma synthesis and the microstructure and properties of the relative sintered material. The powder, already containing yttria and alumina as sintering aids, has a bimodal particle size distribution and...
Epitaxial and polycrystalline orthorhombic GdSi 2 films were grown on Si(100) substrates by solid phase reaction between Si and Gd films at different thicknesses of the Gd film . The most important property of these GdSi 2 /Si interfaces was defect formation. This was investigated by studying the...