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