Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 32, Issue 18, pp 4925–4930

Enhancing densification of zirconia-containing ceramic-matrix composites by microwave processing

  • Yi Fang
  • Jiping Cheng
  • R Roy
  • D. M Roy
  • D. K Agrawal
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1018624223909

Cite this article as:
Fang, Y., Cheng, J., Roy, R. et al. Journal of Materials Science (1997) 32: 4925. doi:10.1023/A:1018624223909

Abstract

Various ceramic-matrix composites containing zirconia were sintered using a 2.45 GHz microwave field. The effects of the addition of zirconia and the processing parameters on the sintering and microstructure development were investigated. The results showed that microwave processing enhanced the densification of these composites considerably. The enhancement in sintered density was up to 46% over conventional sintering, depending on the systems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yi Fang
    • 1
  • Jiping Cheng
  • R Roy
  • D. M Roy
  • D. K Agrawal
  1. 1.Intercollege Materials Research LaboratoryThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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