Ultrafast High-temperature Sintering (UHS) allows consolidation of ceramics in just a few tens of seconds. The green body is placed within a carbon felt heated by the Joule effect at temperatures up to 3000 °C. Here, we propose a combined experimental and numerical analysis to enable the fabrication of fully dense and fine-grain α-Al2O3 samples using a multistep computer-controlled current profile. Reference samples processed using a single step current formed cracks at the onset of shrinkage due to their uneven temperature distribution. Fully coupled simulations accounting for electric current, voltage, power, temperature and shrinkage allowed us to improve the experimental setup and to define the current profiles required to UHS highly dense (i.e., relative density > 99 %) 3 mm thick samples with an average grain size of 0.77 μm.

Ultrafast high-temperature sintering (UHS) of fine grained α-Al2O3 / Kermani, M.; Dong, J.; Biesuz, M.; Linx, Y.; Deng, H.; Sglavo, V. M.; Reece, M. J.; Hu, C.; Grasso, S.. - In: JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY. - ISSN 0955-2219. - 41:13(2021), pp. 6626-6633. [10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2021.05.056]

Ultrafast high-temperature sintering (UHS) of fine grained α-Al2O3

Biesuz M.;Sglavo V. M.;
2021-01-01

Abstract

Ultrafast High-temperature Sintering (UHS) allows consolidation of ceramics in just a few tens of seconds. The green body is placed within a carbon felt heated by the Joule effect at temperatures up to 3000 °C. Here, we propose a combined experimental and numerical analysis to enable the fabrication of fully dense and fine-grain α-Al2O3 samples using a multistep computer-controlled current profile. Reference samples processed using a single step current formed cracks at the onset of shrinkage due to their uneven temperature distribution. Fully coupled simulations accounting for electric current, voltage, power, temperature and shrinkage allowed us to improve the experimental setup and to define the current profiles required to UHS highly dense (i.e., relative density > 99 %) 3 mm thick samples with an average grain size of 0.77 μm.
2021
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Kermani, M.; Dong, J.; Biesuz, M.; Linx, Y.; Deng, H.; Sglavo, V. M.; Reece, M. J.; Hu, C.; Grasso, S.
Ultrafast high-temperature sintering (UHS) of fine grained α-Al2O3 / Kermani, M.; Dong, J.; Biesuz, M.; Linx, Y.; Deng, H.; Sglavo, V. M.; Reece, M. J.; Hu, C.; Grasso, S.. - In: JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY. - ISSN 0955-2219. - 41:13(2021), pp. 6626-6633. [10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2021.05.056]
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