Papers by Author: Shi Hong Tong

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Authors: Shi Hong Tong, Tie Cheng Lu, Wang Guo, Hui Xu, Yong Chao Li, Rui Xiao Fang
Abstract: Pure-phase 2at% Nd:YAG powder was synthesized by alcohol-water co-precipitation method. 2at% Nd:YAG ceramics were sintered at 1780 °C for 10 h under vacuum using the powder. Sintering ability of the powder was studied by comparing the results of alcohol-water solvent with those of distilled water solvent. The effects of different volume ratios of alcohol to water (R) on transparent ceramics have been also studied. Transparent ceramics having a transmittance of 40% in the visible wavelength have been sintered without sintering additive using the powder (R=0.8), which is much better than ceramics (16%) prepared using the powder derived from distilled water solvent under the same sintering conditions. In addition, the different R does not have much influence on the transmittance of ceramics in the present work. Compared with the results of distilled water solvent, the powders, using alcohol-water mixtures with different R as solvent, are more beneficial to the sintering of high transparent ceramics.
Authors: Yong Chao Li, Wang Guo, Tie Cheng Lu, Shi Hong Tong, Rui Xiao Fang, Hui Xu
Abstract: In this paper, pure phase Nd-doped YAG powders were prepared by co-precipitation method with different amount of MgO (0~ 0.6 wt %) as additive. Transparent Nd:YAG ceramics were fabricated by vacuum sintering at 1750°C for 10 hours using the powders. Microstructure of the surfaces of thermally etched Nd:YAG ceramics was observed by SEM. Transmittance of the transparent Nd:YAG ceramics was measured over the wavelength region from 600nm to1200nm. The results showed that MgO as sintering aid can restrain abnormal grain growth and reduce pores in grains and at the same time, optical transmittance of the ceramics was increased. The optimal weight percentage of MgO added can be determined as 0.3wt % for the fabrication of transparent Nd:YAG ceramics.
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