A New Method for the Preparation of Transparent AlON Ceramic


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Transparent AlON ceramics are prepared with single-phase AlON powder synthesized from micron-sized aluminum and nano-sized alumina. The ceramics are prepared through sintering at the temperature of 1880°C for 10, 20 and 40 hours in flowing-nitrogen atmosphere, respectively. The effects of powder and temperature holding-time on transparent ceramic preparation and microstructure and transparency are investigated. The results show that all samples are transparent and of a single-phase AlON and, with increasing holding-time, the average pore size and porosity decreases and consequently, the ceramics are dense and their transparency is improved.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 368-372)

Edited by:

Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong




J. C. Zhou et al., "A New Method for the Preparation of Transparent AlON Ceramic", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 441-443, 2008

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February 2008




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