COMMISSION ON HIGH TEMPERATURE MATERIALS AND SOLID
STATE CHEMISTRY (II.3)
Title: Terminology of Silicon Nitride Based Ceramics and Related
Remarks: Close communication with European Standards Group
CEN/TC-184 which is defining process-related acronyms for these materials
Completion Date: 1999
This project will define terminology used to describe the chemical
compounds, chemical composition, and chemical structure of the silicon
nitride ceramic family of materials. The project complements, and
is in communication with, a European Standards Group activity that
is defining process-related acronyms for these materials. The market
for silicon-nitride materials is growing at 10-15% a year, a growth
rate expected to continue for the next two decades.
Because of extensive background work while the Commission sought to
define the best project in this area the project is well along and
should lead to a reviewable publication during the next years. The
IUPAC effort is restricted to terminology that defines the chemical
compounds, composition, and structure of these materials.
See progress report in the Minutes of the
Commission Meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 12-13 June 1998 - Chem.
21(2), 54-57 (1999)
Project completed - IUPAC Recommendations published in Pure
71(9), 1765-1769 (1999) entitled: 'Terminology for compounds
in the Si-Al-O-N system'
Last Update: 30 March 2000