Abstract: This document proposes a nomenclature for aluminium
silicon oxide nitrides.
Introduction: Silicon and aluminium containing
nitrides and oxide nitrides are widely studied by the chemical and ceramic
community because of the interesting applications, in particular related
to their (thermo-) mechanical properties. In the many publications on
these materials several abbreviations are used to designate the materials.
These relate in part to the processing technology in part to the composition.
In the materials community at large and in the ceramic community in
particular it is tried to reach agreement upon the use of such acronyms.
In the interest of maintaining uniformity in the chemical terms a proposal
is made here.