Abnormal Grain Growth Mechanism of Calcium Hexaluminate Phase
Calcium-hexaluminate phase(CA6) phase is known to be effective for the crack shielding due to the spinel block crystal structure. In this study, we focused to control the CA6 morphology for the good damage tolerance behavior in alumina and zirconia/calcium-hexaluminate(CA6) composites. calcium-hexaluminate(CA6) composites were prepared from zirconia, alumina and calcium carbornate powders. Calcium-hexaluminate(CA6) phase was obtained by the solid reaction through the formation of intermediate phase(CA2). CA6 phase showed column type abnormal grain grown behavior composed of small blocks. Due to the typical microstructure of CA6, alumina and zirconia/calcium-hexaluminate composites provide well controlled crack propagation behavior.
Duk Yong Yoon, Suk-Joong L. Kang, Kwang Yong Eun and Yong-Seog Kim
J. H. Song et al., "Abnormal Grain Growth Mechanism of Calcium Hexaluminate Phase ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 534-536, pp. 485-488, 2007