The Influence of Li+ on the Sintering of Cordierite Glass Ceramic
The effects of Li+ addition on the sintering and microstructural evolution of cordierite were analyzed. As nucleating agent, the Li+ additive decreased the expansion coefficient and dielectric constant. The doping of Li+ was found to block the phase transition from μ-cordierite to α-cordierite and increase sintering temperatures. The effect of Li+ on the activation of cordierite can be attributed to the nucleation of cordierite. Too much Li+ will inhibit the cordierite crystallization and encourage amblygonite crystallization. Cordierite powders were prepared by sol-gel processing.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
H. F. Wang and H. P. Zhou, "The Influence of Li+ on the Sintering of Cordierite Glass Ceramic", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 1859-1861, 2007