Effect of the Consolidation Technique on the Sintering Ability and Thermal Properties of AlN Processed from Aqueous Suspensions

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In this work, two different consolidation techniques were used to obtain AlN samples: slip casting and dry pressing of granules obtained from aqueous suspensions by freeze granulation. The green samples were sintered at a temperature (1750°C) lower than those usually used (>1800°C), using CaF2 and YF3 as sintering aids. The microstructural features were analysed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the crystalline phases formed were identified by X-ray (XRD). Full dense AlN-based ceramics were obtained from both consolidation techniques; however the thermal conductivity values were quite different. The presence of carbon in the samples derived from the freeze granulated powder containing organic processing additives de-waxed in an inert atmosphere revealed to be helpful in the cleaning of oxygen present at the grain boundaries and consequently, for enhancing the thermal conductivity.

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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 514-516)

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Paula Maria Vilarinho

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1531-1535

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.514-516.1531

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S. M.H. Olhero and J. M. F. Ferreira, "Effect of the Consolidation Technique on the Sintering Ability and Thermal Properties of AlN Processed from Aqueous Suspensions", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 514-516, pp. 1531-1535, 2006

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