Influence of Microwave Sintering Environment on the Preparation of AlN Powder and Ceramic


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In this paper, AlN powder and ceramic are prepared by microwave sintering under various sintering environments. The microstructures of the powder and the ceramic are characterized by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction technology. The mechanical and thermal properties of the ceramic are studied. It was found that the sintering environment has great influence on the material fabrication. The heat-assisted environment is beneficial to the synthesis of AlN powder. On the other hand, the carbothermal sintering environment has the two-sided influence to the sintering of AlN ceramic.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 368-372)

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Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong




X. F. Zeng et al., "Influence of Microwave Sintering Environment on the Preparation of AlN Powder and Ceramic", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 967-969, 2008

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February 2008




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