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Silicon-doped boron nitride coated fibers in silicon melt infiltrated composites

United States Patent

April 2, 2002
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A fiber-reinforced silicon-silicon carbide matrix composite having improved oxidation resistance at high temperatures in dry or water-containing environments is produced. The invention also provides a method for protecting the reinforcing fibers in the silicon-silicon carbide matrix composites by coating the fibers with a silicon-doped boron nitride coating.
Corman; Gregory Scot (Ballston Lake, NY), Luthra; Krishan Lal (Schenectady, NY)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
09/ 329,378
June 10, 1999
The government may have certain rights to the invention under a government contract with the Department of Energy (DOE), contract number DEFC0292CE41000.