Microwave sintering of transparent alumina

Jiping Cheng, Dinesh Agrawal, Yunjin Zhang, Rustum Roy

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Abstract

Transparent alumina samples have been successfully prepared by microwave sintering processing. In comparison to the conventional sintering processing, microwave sintering to transparent alumina can be achieved at lower sintering temperature and shorter sintering time. It was also found that the microwave heating could substantially increase the conversion rate of polycrystalline alumina to single crystalline sapphire, to improve the transparency and other properties of the transparent alumina samples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)587-592
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Cheng, J., Agrawal, D., Zhang, Y., & Roy, R. (2002). Microwave sintering of transparent alumina. Materials Letters, 56(4), 587-592. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0167-577X(02)00557-8