Ultra Rapid Sintering of Ceramics
The paper presents some preliminary investigations on the sintering of alumina ceramics to translucency in a low thermal mass furnace. It is found that extremely fast sintering occurs in a forming gas atmosphere. Rapid densification occurs in minutes rather than hours normally encountered in conventional sintering of ceramics.
Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch, Ali Shokuhfar and João M.P.Q. Delgado
P. Hing "Ultra Rapid Sintering of Ceramics", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 297-301, pp. 162-168, 2010