Characterization Methods of Pores in Ceramics and Their Analysis
Pores in ceramics have their peculiarity different from common porous materials, so the existing characterization methods should be re-recognized. In the present work, thermal shrinkage curves adequately characterize the dynamic process of porosity evolution in ceramics, and the results are checked by Archimedes method. In order to detect pore-size distribution quantitatively, gas adsorption (BET method), mercury penetration and a new Scanning Acoustic Microscope (SAM) technique are used on Alumina ceramics with large and median pores. The results acquired by these three methods are discussed in detail and unified by the introduction of effective pore-size coefficient t. It shows that a complete characterization system adapt to pores in ceramics should be established.
Wei Pan, Jianghong Gong, Chang-Chun Ge and Jing-Feng Li
R. F. Chen et al., "Characterization Methods of Pores in Ceramics and Their Analysis", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 280-283, pp. 1819-1822, 2005