Effect of Sintering Atmospheres on the Microstructure Evolution of Alumina/Alumina:SiC Whisker Laminate Composites
Alumina/Alumina: SiC laminate composites were fabricated by the pressureless sintering method. Although the laminate defect, such as channel crack, was observed under the sintering of oxidation atmosphere, laminate defects were eliminated by the sintering of non-oxidation atmospheres. Among various atmospheres, the vacuum atmosphere was effective in the elimination of laminate defects and also for homogeneous microstructure.
Hyung Sun Kim, Sang-Yeop Park, Bo Young Hur and Soo Wohn Lee
S. Y. Park and H. G. Bang, "Effect of Sintering Atmospheres on the Microstructure Evolution of Alumina/Alumina:SiC Whisker Laminate Composites ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 486-487, pp. 237-240, 2005