Sintering and Crystallization of Glass-Ceramics for Optical Fiber Ferrule
The crystallization and sintering of the Li2O-Al2O3-SiO2 glass powder compacts were studied. Results showed the relative densities of the sintered compacts with lower crystallization temperatures were higher than those with higher crystallization temperatures. A small amount of residual glass in the crystallized compact was good for sintering and densification. Compared with the heat treatment time, the heat treatment temperature was an important factor for the crystallization and sintering of glass powder compacts. The crystallized compacts with a small amount of residual glass should be sintered at a relatively higher heating rate under the prerequisite of keeping sintered compacts from deformation.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
Y.M. Zhu et al., "Sintering and Crystallization of Glass-Ceramics for Optical Fiber Ferrule", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 1840-1842, 2007