2020 年 67 巻 6 号 p. 307-312
The dispersion of self-assembled β-Si3N4 (SN) agglomerates in stainless steel (SUS316L) was decided with the multifractal analysis to investigate characters of the aggregated morphology of the average secondary particle area of SN particles. The thermal conductivity (λe) of SN/SUS316L with the average particle diameter of SUS316L powder of 3 μm was higher than that expected from Kanenari model because SN agglomerations were formed. On the other hand, λe of SN/SUS316L with the average particle diameter of SUS316L powder of 8 μm was lower than that expected from Kanenari model. On the multifractal analysis, the results showed that the capacity dimension (D0) was not changed with adding SN particles. It suggested that the SN agglomerations were formed with similarity. λe was increased with increasing the average secondary particle area of SN particles. D0 was not increased with increasing λe. It indicated that the forming the network of the thermal conductive particles played an important role in improving λe.