Improvement of elongated α-SiAlON ceramics by variation of the processing conditions and amounts of additives

KURAMA S., Herrmann M., MANDAL H.

7th Conference and Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society, Brugge, Belgium, 9 - 13 September 2001, vol.206-213, pp.1009-1012 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 206-213
  • City: Brugge
  • Country: Belgium
  • Page Numbers: pp.1009-1012
  • Keywords: Additive Content, Grain Morphology, Process Conditions, α-SiAlON
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Two types of Y-α-SiAlON composition, with different amounts of additional liquid phase were densified in a gas pressure sintering furnace using three different sintering cycles. One series of samples was heated up to 1825°C for 3 hrs, another group of samples was held at a lower temperature (1500°C or 1600°C) for 1 hr and then heated up to 1825°C for 3 hrs. The effect of the amounts of sintering additive and processing conditions on density and microstructure were evaluated.