Alumina/Aluminum Composite Fabricated by Freeze and Dry Process with Water-Soluble Polymer Slurry
To clarify the effects of parameters of porous ceramics form on the characteristics of composites fabricated by high-pressure infiltration, Alumina forms with different porosity (15~70vol %) and pore morphology were fabricated by Freeze and Dry Process and Partial Sintering Process. Alumina/aluminum composites were made by the squeeze casting. The composites contained the different volume fraction of aluminum depending on the initial porosity of the ceramics form. The coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and thermal conductivity of composites were measured. The results indicated clearly that variation of the structure of porous ceramics form fairly affected CTE but the effects on thermal conductivity were small.
Hyung Sun Kim, Sang-Yeop Park, Bo Young Hur and Soo Wohn Lee
M. Nakata and K. Suganuma, "Alumina/Aluminum Composite Fabricated by Freeze and Dry Process with Water-Soluble Polymer Slurry", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 486-487, pp. 329-332, 2005