Effects of SiO2 and Fe2O3 on Morphological of Mullite
Effects of SiO2 and Fe2O3 on morphological of mullite were investigated for a special use related to mullite containing SiO2 and Fe2O3. It was concluded that, when Al2O3/SiO2 ratio near the theoretical component of mullite, the composites cannot been sintered at 1600°C. The normal morphology of mullite presents granule form with Fe2O3 addition, while takes a long column shape with the condition of excessive. SiO2 presenting. Fe2O3 can promote sintering of mullite, as well as growing in needle-like morphology.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
C. S. Huang et al., "Effects of SiO2 and Fe2O3 on Morphological of Mullite", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 434-435, pp. 64-65, 2010