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Synthesis of a minute SiC product from polyvinylsilane with radiation curing, 2; Ceramization process of radiation cured polyvinylsilane

Idesaki, Akira; Sugimoto, Masaki; Yoshikawa, Masahito; Tanaka, Shigeru; Narisawa, Masaki*; Okamura, Kiyohito*; Ito, Masayoshi*

We have synthesized minute SiC products from polyvinylsilane (PVS), which is a liquid organosilicon polymer, with radiation curing. Since there is a close relationship between the properties of obtained SiC products and pyrolysis condition, it is important to investigate the ceramization process of PVS in order to find out the optimum pyrolysis condition. In this paper, the ceramization process of the PVS cured by $$gamma$$-ray irradiation at room temperature was investigated by gas analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, density measurement, and so on. It was found that the ceramization of $$gamma$$-ray cured PVS starts above 500K, and that drastic organic-inorganic conversion occurs in the temperature range of 700-1100K. According to the results of the changes of mass and density, it was found that the volume shrinkage of PVS during the curing and pyrolysis processes is 80%. The SiC obtained by pyrolysis at 1573K showed the density of 2.50g/cm$$^{3}$$ and microvickers hardness of 31.6GPa.



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