Effect of sintering additive on crystallographic orientation in AlN prepared by slip casting in a strong magnetic field

Tohru S. Suzuki, Tetsuo Uchikoshi, Yoshio Sakka

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The preparation of oriented AlN bulk ceramics with and without additives was achieved by slip casting in a high magnetic field. The a and b axes of the AlN were aligned parallel to the direction of the magnetic field. The degree of crystallographic orientation was controlled by the viscosity of the slurry and the grain growth during sintering attributed to the sintering additives. The mechanical properties of the textured AlN depended on the direction of the crystallographic orientation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2627-2633
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep 1



  • Grain growth
  • Mechanical properties
  • Sintering
  • Slip casting
  • Suspensions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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