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In this activity, students watch video clips of IRL research scientist Dr Ian Brown talking about sialons and then answer a series of graded questions related to the content.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • explain what sialons are
  • name the elements present in sialons
  • describe in simple terms the difference between a sialon and an O-Sialon
  • state some of the physical properties that characterise sialons
  • list some of the challenges that researchers in this area of advanced ceramic research face.

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  • introduction/background notes
  • instructions on what you need and what to do
  • student worksheet.
    Published 27 April 2010 Referencing Hub articles