Textured alumina ceramics by uniaxial pressing

E. Suvacl, G. L. Messing

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Highly textured, dense alumina ceramics were fabricated by a processing route which utilizes a mixture oral metal powder, alumina powder, alumina platelet (template) particles and a liquid phase former. The process involves dry forming the powder mixture (e.g., uniaxial pressing) to align the plate-like template particles. Texture quality can be controlled by compaction strain. Thermodynamic conditions favourable for template growth occur when the size ratio between the template thickness and matrix grains is ≥1.5.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-408
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue numberI
StatePublished - 2001
Event7th Conference of the European Ceramic Society - Brugge, Belgium
Duration: Sep 9 2001Sep 13 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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