Microwave reactive sintering to fully transparent aluminum oxynitride (ALON) ceramics

Jiping Cheng, D. Agrawal, Yunjin Zhang, R. Roy

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A fully transparent aluminum oxynitride (ALON) was prepared using microwave reacting sintering. A home-made 1.5 Kw, 2.45 GHz single mode microwave applicator was used to perform microwave sintering in flowing pressure nitrogen at ambient pressure. X-ray diffraction (XRD) was used to analyze the phase composition of the ALON samples. The microstructural development of the microwave sintered ALON samples was studied using an optical microscope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-79
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Science Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science


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