Electrophoretic deposition of alumina suspension in a strong magnetic field

Tetsuo Uchikoshi*, Tohru S. Suzuki, Hideo Okuyama, Yoshio Sakka, Patrick S. Nicholson

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Textured monolithic alumina ceramics were synthesized by electrophoretic deposition (EPD) in strong magnetic field of 10 T. Single crystalline, granular α-alumina particles in aqueous suspensions were rotated due to their anisotropic diamagnetic susceptibility and then deposited on substrate. A multilayered alumina composite of oriented and randomly oriented layers was also synthesized by the alternate EPD of alumina suspensions which were placed in and out of a superconducting magnet. It was demonstrated that the EPD in a strong magnetic field is a promising ceramic processing technique for fabricating sophisticated ceramic composites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-229
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • AlO
  • Composites
  • Electrophoretic deposition
  • Magnetic properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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