Study of Thermal Shock Resistance of Sagger Plate Used in Floppy Magnets Sintering
The rapid development of magnetic materials has witnessed a sustained consumption increase in corundum-mullite kiln furniture application, yet a comparatively short duration of them. In this view, the thermal shock resistance of sagger plate in floppy magnets sintering turns out a factor of critical importance. This paper makes a study concerning the influence of factors including the size of critical electro-melted mullite particles, the electro-melted corundum or mullite as medium particles and the addition of upon the thermal shock resistance. The result shows that, with critical particles of 2 mm, the sheet of about 10mm thickness is characterized by better performance in modulus of rapture and thermal shock resistance. The latter proves to be more outstanding in samples rather than mullite. When zircon powder is added in a two-hour sintering process at the temperature of 1550°C, a remarkable improvement is made by the sample in terms of its thermal shock resistance. SEM analysis shows the existence of micropores in the section of samples with corundum as medium particles, whereas the glasses phase in that of mullite sample, resulting in a dense structure. Finally, zircon powder added makes for the improvement of thermal shock resistance due to the formation of baddeleyite on the particle surface of the corundum.
Wei Pan, Jianghong Gong, Chang-Chun Ge and Jing-Feng Li
F. Cao et al., "Study of Thermal Shock Resistance of Sagger Plate Used in Floppy Magnets Sintering", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 280-283, pp. 1667-1670, 2005