Alignment of titania whisker by colloidal filtration in a high magnetic field

Yoshio Sakka, Tohru S. Suzuki, Naoki Tanabe, Shigeo Asai, Koichi Kitazawa

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Abstract

Whisker alignment is one possible way in order to improve the properties of whisker reinforced materials. Susceptibility is very small in diamagnetic ceramics such as titania and alumina, etc.; therefore, the effects of a high-magnetic field on these ceramics had been generally neglected. Recently, superconducting magnet technologies have been developed and used for applications for such feeble magnetic materials. We demonstrate that the alignment of titania whiskers can be controlled by colloidal filtration of a well-dispersed suspension of the whiskers in a high magnetic field (10T) when the direction of the magnetic field was perpendicular to the direction of the fluid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L1416-L1418
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
Volume41
Issue number12 A
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alignment
  • Colloidal processing
  • High magnetic field
  • Titania
  • Whisker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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