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.
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