Micro-designed multilayer interlayers have been used to join both oxide and non-oxide ceramics. The approach allows the formation of ceramic-ceramic joints with high melting point metals at temperatures that are typically several hundred degrees lower than those required for more conventional joining methods. The new joining approach employs a thin transient liquid phase (TLP) layer to allow joining by a brazing-like process. Several distinct interlayers have been used to join alumina ceramics successfully; work using Ni-based interlayers has demonstrated the potentially beneficial impact of "reactive" metal additions to the TLP. The method has also been applied to the joining of silicon-based ceramics, and has led to the fabrication of joints with reproducibly high strengths.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry