Dami Kim, Hyeong-Jun Kim, Hyung-Tae Kim, Jung Namkung, Ikjin Kim, Sung-Churl Choi and Sung- Soo Ryu Pages 154 - 158 ( 5 )
The present work investigated the effects of MgO as a thermodynamic stabilizer and ZrO2 and mullite (3Al2O3·SiO2) as kinetic stabilizers on the mechanical properties of Al2TiO5 at high temperatures. Al2TiO5 was synthesized using reaction sintering at 1500, 1550, and 1600°C for 2 h. The mix-stabilized Al2TiO5 sintered at 1500°C showed the highest mechanical strength (138 MPa) at 1100°C, while the mullite-only Al2TiO5 sintered at 1550°C showed a mechanical strength of only 67 MPa at 1200°C. The strength improvement achieved at high temperatures was affected by not only secondary phase mullite to inhibit grain growth of Al2TiO5 and to improve strength but thermodynamic stabilizer to promote synthesis Al2TiO5. The coefficient of thermal expansion of mix-stabilized Al2TiO5 decreased with increase of sintering temperature due to its microcrack, however, that of the mullite-only Al2TiO5 was not changed because of large number of pores.
Aluminum titanate, high-temperature strength, low thermal expansion, stabilizers.
Engineering Ceramic Center, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering & Technology, Icheon, Republic of Korea.