Low Temperature Sintering of Alumina by CuO-TiO2-Nb2O5 Additives
We examined sintering additives for alumina. When using CuO-TiO2-Nb2O5 additive, dense sintered alumina was obtained by firing at 1000°C or below, even though additive content was at most 10 mass%. It is considered that the formation of mixed oxide consists of CuO, TiO2 and Nb2O5 has an important role for low temperature sintering of alumina. Thermal conductivity of the above sample was 15 W/mK, which was the highest value yet reported within LTCC (Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics) materials.
Keiichi Katayama, Kazumi Kato, Tadashi Takenaka, Masasuke Takata and Kazuo Shinozaki
K. Shigeno et al., "Low Temperature Sintering of Alumina by CuO-TiO2-Nb2O5 Additives", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 320, pp. 181-184, 2006