Compaction pressure's influence on density and electrical properties of sintered cordierite-based ceramics
Pavlović, Vladimir B.
Ignjatović, Nenad L.
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Mechanical activation is widely used for sample preparation before the sintering process. However, the influence of pressure, which is used for compaction, has not been completely investigated. Cordierite, 2MgO_2Al2O3_5SiO2, is a very attractive high-temperature ceramic material, due to its outstanding electrical characteristics, such as the low temperature expansion coefficient, low dielectric constant and good mechanical properties. Based on our previous investigation, the mechanical activation of the starting mixtures with 5.00 mass% TiO2 was performed in a high energy ball mill during 10 minutes. Compaction pressure varied from 0.5 to 6 t/cm2. Differential thermal analysis (DTA) was used in order to determine characteristic temperatures within the system during heating. Sintering process was performed at 1350 °C for 4 h in air atmosphere. The phase composition of activated and sintered samples was analyzed by the X-ray diffraction method. Scanning electron microscopy was performed ...to analyze both compacted and sintered sample microstructure. This paper deals with the influence of compaction pressure on the densities of green bodies as well as on the sintered samples, along with electrical properties
Keywords:cordierite / ceramic materials / mechanical activation / ball milling
Source:Joint Event of the 11th Young Researchers’ Conference: Materials Science and Engineering and the 1st European Early Stage Researches’ Conference on Hydrogen Storage: Program and the Book of Abstracts, 2012, 61-61
- Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia; Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA; Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade