Seeding for the development of unique microstructures

G. L. Messing, M. M. Seabaugh, S. H. Hong, B. Brahmaroutu, S. Trolier-McKinstry

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Textured ceramics hold promise for improved and unique electrical, piezoelectric, and mechanical properties. Template particle orientation and the potential for developing highly textured microstructures is best achieved by directional shear forming processes such as tape casting and extrusion. In addition, the initial physical microstructural environment for template particle growth strongly affects the path of microstructural evolution, final grain size and texture of the final ceramic. Intrinsic and extrinsic control of anisotropic grain growth is also an essential, element for texture development. Examples in the mullite and liquid phase sintered alumina systems are described to illustrate the underlying principles for the processing of textured ceramics by templated grain growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)956-959
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue number136 PART 2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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