Pressureless Sintering of Hexagonal Boron Nitride Powders


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Pressureless sintering of hexagonal boron nitride (BN) with and without additives was performed using a powder which was previously nitrided at 900oC and then heat treated at 1400oC. Sintering additives were B2O3 (2, 4, 6 wt %) and Y2O3 (2, 4, 6 wt %) and sintering temperatures was 1900oC. Sintered samples were characterized by XRD, SEM, micro hardness, density and mercury porosimeter measurements. Maximum density values of samples were 1.56 g/cm3 without additives and 1.63 g/cm3 with additives. Hardness values of samples were found to improve with the presence of additives.



Edited by:

Hasan Mandal




N. Ay and I. Tore, "Pressureless Sintering of Hexagonal Boron Nitride Powders", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 554, pp. 207-212, 2007

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August 2007





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