Porous α-alumina ceramics using boehmite and rice flour

Sridhar Komarneni, Ladislav Pach, Rajyalakshmi Pidugu

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Porous α-alumina ceramics have been prepared by powder and sol-gel routes from unseeded and α-Al2O3 seeded boehmite mixed with rice flour. Porosity increased and density decreased as the rice flour content increased in the green bodies, as expected. In general, the α-Al2O3 seeded boehmite samples showed higher bulk densities and improved Vicker's hardness than the unseeded ones. Rice flour appears to be a good additive to ceramic powders in the preparation of porous ceramics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-290
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 1994 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 28 1994Nov 30 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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