Seeding with γ‐Alumina for Transformation and Microstructure Control in Boehmite‐Derived α‐Alumina

James L. McArdle, Gary Lynn Messing

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Abstract

The dehydration, transformation, and densification of boehmite (γ‐AlOOH) are enhanced by addition of γ‐Al2O3 seed particles. α‐Al2O3 microstructures with uniform 1‐ to 2‐μm grain size and sintered densities 98% of theoretical are achieved at 1300°C Thermal analysis shows that γ‐Al2O3 seed particles transform to α‐Al2O3 before the matrix, thus controllably nucleating the transformation of θ‐AI2O3 to α‐Al2O3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)C‐98-C‐101
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Volume69
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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