Producing cordierite from local magnesium sources

Topates G., Mandal H.

EURO CERAMICS VIII, PTS 1-3, vol.264-268, pp.933-936, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 264-268
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.4028/
  • Journal Name: EURO CERAMICS VIII, PTS 1-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.933-936
  • Keywords: cordierite, magnesium sources, sintering temperature, CERAMICS
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


Cordierite ceramics were produced by using local magnesium sources. Mixtures were sintered at different temperatures to examine formation of cordierite. a-cordierite was formed as a major phase over 1150degreesC. High bulk density and nearly zero apparent porosity were achieved at 1200degreesC by using Mg-rich local clay as a magnesium source. Thermal expansion coefficient of this sample was 2.63x10(-6)/K, in the temperature range 50-800degreesC. Produced cordierite body is believed to have a potential in refractory applications where high density and thermal shock resistance are required.