Development of textured mullite by templated grain growth

Seong Hyeon Hong, Gary L. Messing

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Highly textured mullite was obtained by enhancing anisotropic grain growth by TiO2 doping and by templating grain growth on oriented acicular mullite seed particles in a mullite precursor. Upon heating, the mullite precursor crystallized and densified to an equiaxed microstructure of 1-2 μm mullite grains at which time the mullite seed particles grew rapidly in the length direction (c-axis) to produce a highly textured microstructure. By changing the seed (template) particle concentration, a range of oriented microstructures and anisotropic grains could be produced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)867-872
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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