Mg+2 and Ce+3 doped α-SiAlON ceramics


Proceedings of the 8th Conference and Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society, İstanbul, Turkey, 29 June - 03 July 2003, vol.264-268, pp.1111-1114 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 264-268
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1111-1114
  • Keywords: Cerium, Magnesium, Microstructure, Multi cation, Processing, α-SiAlON
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


In the present work, stabilization of MgO and CeO2 in α-SiAlON structure is studied. Mg and CeO2 were used in 50:50 molar ratios as additives. The mixture was sintered at 1830°C for 1 hour in gas pressure sintering furnace (GPS). The results show that sintered sample was composed of α-SiAlON and β-SiAlON phases. According to X-ray diffraction (XRD) and energy dispersive X-ray measurements (EDX) analyses, Mg and Ce cation could be incorporated into α-SiAlON structure higher than single R cation (R=Mg or Ce) doped compositions.