Fabrication Processes and Properties of Highly Pure MgAlON Materials
In this paper, the MgAlON ceramic was fabricated by Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) and hot press sintering respectively. The results showed that highly pure and single-phase MgAlON could be fabricated at lower sintering temperature in a short period through SPS process, compared with the conventional Hot Press sintering (HP) process. The bending strength of MgAlON specimens prepared by SPS process was higher than 500MPa while bending strength of HP specimens was much lower. The open porosity was almost eliminated in SPS MgAlON specimens. Spark Plasma Sintered MgAlON had a single phase of MgAlON while Hot Press Sintered MgAlON had major MgAlON and minor AlN and Al2O3.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
Q. Huang et al., "Fabrication Processes and Properties of Highly Pure MgAlON Materials", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 543-546, 2007