Development of translucent aluminum nitride (AIN) using microwave sintering process

Jiping Cheng, Dinesh Agrawal, Yunjin Zhang, Rustum Roy

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Pure aluminum nitride (AIN) has been successfully sintered to highly translucent form by microwave sintering at 185°C with a dwelling time of 30-60 minutes. The results showed that the sintering temperature should be at least 1850°C or higher to get reasonable translucency in the AIN sample by the microwave sintering process. On the other hand, the conventional sintering method requires much longer sintering time to obtain a translucent AIN ceramics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-71
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Electroceramics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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