Sintering behaviour of the diamond-super invar alloy system at high temperature and pressure
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In the diamond-super invar alloy system, effect of the grain size of the starting diamond powder on the sintering behaviour was investigated at 5.8 G Pa and 1300 to 1500 ° C for 30 to 60 min. Abnormal grain growth was often observed in the sintered diamond using fine diamond powder, but a homogeneous sintered diamond was easily synthesized using 5 to 10μm diamond. By the rigorous control of sintering conditions, a 3μm grain size homogeneous sintered diamond was synthesized under conditions of 5.8 G Pa and 1350 ° C for 30 min. The Vickers hardness and thermal resistance of the fine grained sintered diamond was examined.
KeywordsPolymer Grain Size Thermal Resistance Alloy System Vickers Hardness
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