S. K. Lee, C. H. Kim, Effects of α-Sic versus β-Sic Starting Powders on Microstructure and Fracture Toughness of Sic Sintered with Al2O3-Y2O3 Additives, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 77, pp. 1655-1658, 1994.
 H. Tanaka, H. N. Yoshimura, S. Otani, Y. Zhou, M. Toriyama, Influence of Silica and Aluminum Contents on Sintering of and Grain Growth in 6H-SiC Powders, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 83, pp. 226-28, 2000.
 J. H. Eom, Y. K. Seo, Y. W. Kim, Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Pressureless Sintered Silicon Carbide Ceramics with Alumina–Yttria–Calcia, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 2016.
 A. Ortiz, O. Borrero-López, M. Quadir, F. Guiberteau, A route for the pressureless liquid-phase sintering of SiC with low additive content for improved sliding-wear resistance, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, vol. 32, pp. 965-973, 2012.
 S. Ribeiro, L. Gênova, G. Ribeiro, M. Oliveira, A. Bressiani, Effect of heating rate on the shrinkage and microstructure of liquid phase sintered SiC ceramics, Ceramics International, vol. 42, pp. 17398-17404, 2016.
 M. Mitomo, Y.-W. Kim, H. Hirotsuru, Fabrication of silicon carbide nanoceramics, Journal of materials research, vol. 11, pp. 1601-1604, 1996.
 Y. Shinoda, T. Nagano, H. Gu, F. Wakai, Superplasticity of silicon carbide, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 82, pp. 2916-2918, 1999.
 R. Vassen, D. Stöver, Processing and properties of nanograin silicon carbide, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 82, pp. 2585-2593, 1999.
 R. Vassen, A. Kaiser, J. Förster, H. Buchkremer, D. Stöver, Densification of ultrafine SiC powders, Journal of materials science, vol. 31, pp. 3623-3637, 1996.
 S. M. Lee, T. W. Kim, H. J. Lim, C. Kim, Y. W. Kim, K. S. Lee, Mechanical properties and contact damages of nanostructured silicon carbide ceramics, Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan, vol. 115, pp. 304-309, 2007.
 T. Nagano, K. Kaneko, G. D. Zhan, M. Mitomo, Effect of atmosphere on weight loss in sintered silicon carbide during heat treatment, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 83, pp. 2781-2787, 2000.
 M. Ohyanagi, T. Yamamoto, H. Kitaura, Y. Kodera, T. Ishii, Z. A. Munir, Consolidation of nanostructured SiC with disorder–order transformation, Scripta Materialia, vol. 50, pp. 111-114, 2004.
 N. Tamari, T. Tanaka, K. Tanaka, I. Kondoh, M. Kawahara, M. Tokita, Effect of spark plasma sintering on densification and mechanical properties of silicon carbide, Nippon seramikkusu kyokai gakujutsu ronbunshi, vol. 103, pp. 740-742, 1995.
 Y. I. Lee, Y. W. Kim, M. Mitomo, D. Y. Kim, Fabrication of Dense Nanostructured Silicon Carbide Ceramics through Two-Step Sintering, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 86, pp. 1803-1805, 2003.
 K. Wetzel, G. Rixecker, G. Kaiser, F. Aldinger, Preparation of dense nanocrystalline silicon carbide ceramics by sinter forging in the presence of a liquid phase, Advanced Engineering Materials, vol. 7, pp. 520-524, 2005.
 M. Mitomo, H. Hirotsuru, H. Suematsu, T. Nishimura, Fine-Grained Silicon Nitride Ceramics Prepared from β-Powder, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 78, pp. 211-214, 1995.
 Z. Huang, D. Jia, Y. Zhou, Y. Wang, Effect of a new additive on mechanical properties of hot-pressed silicon carbide ceramics, Materials research bulletin, vol. 37, pp. 933-940, 2002.
 Y. W. Kim, M. Mitomo, H. Hirotsuru, Microstructural development of silicon carbide containing large seed grains, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 80, pp. 99-105, 1997.
 A. Noviyanto, D.-H. Yoon, Rare-earth oxide additives for the sintering of silicon carbide, Diamond and Related Materials, vol. 38, pp. 124-130, 2013.
 P. Tatarko, Š. Lojanová, J. Dusza, P. Šajgalík, Influence of various rare-earth oxide additives on microstructure and mechanical properties of silicon nitride based nanocomposites, Materials Science and Engineering: A, vol. 527, pp. 4771-4778, 2010.
 H. Liang, X. Yao, J. Zhang, X. Liu, Z. Huang, The effect of rare earth oxides on the pressureless liquid phase sintering of α-SiC, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, vol. 34, pp. 2865-2874, 2014.
 T. Nagano, H. Gu, K. Kaneko, G. D. Zhan, M. Mitomo, Effect of Dynamic Microstructural Change on Deformation Behavior in Liquid-Phase-Sintered Silicon Carbide with Al2O3–Y2O3–CaO Additions, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 84, pp. 2045-2050, 2001.
 J.-H. Lee, D.-Y. Kim, Y.-W. Kim, Grain boundary crystallization during furnace cooling of α-SiC sintered with Y2O3–Al2O3–CaO, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, vol. 26, pp. 1267-1272, 2006.
 W. Kingery, H. Bowen, D. Uhlmann, Introduction to ceramics, Jhon Willey & Sons, 1976.
 Y.-W. Kim, Y.-I. Lee, M. Mitomo, Sinterability of nano-sized silicon carbide powders, Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan, vol. 114, pp. 681-685, 2006.
 H. Gu, T. Nagano, G. D. Zhan, M. Mitomo, F. Wakai, Dynamic Evolution of Grain‐Boundary Films in Liquid-Phase-Sintered Ultrafine Silicon Carbide Material, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 86, pp. 1753-1760, 2003.
 W. Boecker, H. Landfermann, H. Hausner, The influence of powder characteristics on the sintering of α SiC, Powder Metallurgy International, vol. 13, pp. 37-39, 1981.
 K. Young-Wook, M. Mitomo, L. June-Gunn, Influence of silica content on liquid phase sintering of silicon carbide with yttrium-aluminum garnet, Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan, vol. 104, pp. 816-818, 1996.
 I.-W. Chen, X.-H. Wang, Sintering dense nanocrystalline ceramics without final-stage grain growth, Nature, vol. 404, pp. 168-171, 2000.