Crystallization Behavior and Performance of MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 Glass-Ceramics by Sintering
The glass-ceramics of MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 system were prepared by sintering technology. The crystallization process of MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 glass-ceramics was investigated with X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and other techniques; the discussion of breaking strength, thermal expansion coefficient and relevant properties at different sintering temperatures was also presented. The results show that: (1) The main crystalline phase isα-cordierite at different sintering temperatures, and the samples show high flexural strength and low thermal expansion coefficient; (2) with the increase of sintering temperature, the content of crystal phase increases, while the thermal expansion coefficient decreases evidently, the flexural strength and tightness density rise up first, then go down.
P. X. Zhang et al., "Crystallization Behavior and Performance of MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 Glass-Ceramics by Sintering", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 92, pp. 65-71, 2010