Control of texture in Al2O3 composites by slip casting in a strong magnetic field followed by heating

Tohru Suzuki, Yoshio Sakka

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A textured microstructure in ceramics is one effective way for improving their properties. We have already reported that textured alumina can be obtained by slip casting in a strong magnetic field followed by sintering. This processing was applied to the SiC(whisker)-dispersed Al2O3 and ZrO2-dispersed Al2O3 composites. Textured Al2O3 matrices with the c axis parallel to the magnetic field were developed in the composites. However, it was impossible to confirm that the alignment of the SiC whiskers and ZrO2 particles as a dispersed phase in the composites occurred.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue numberI
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov 25
EventProceedings of the 8th Conference and Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2003 Jun 292003 Jul 3



  • Colloidal Processing
  • Crystallographic Texture
  • Fine Particle
  • Magnetic Field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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