Mechanical properties of textured, multilayered alumina produced using electrophoretic deposition in a strong magnetic field

Tohru S. Suzuki, Tetsuo Uchikoshi, Hideo Okuyama, Yoshio Sakka, Keijiro Hiraga

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The mechanical properties of ceramics materials can be tailored by designing their microstructures. It had generally been difficult to utilize a magnetic field for controlling the texture of diamagnetic ceramics because of their extremely small susceptibility; however, the possibility of controlling the texture by a magnetic field occurred with the development of superconducting magnets. We demonstrate in this study that alumina/alumina laminar composites with alternate crystalline-oriented layers are produced by electrophoretic deposition in a strong magnetic field and that the bending strength of the laminar composite depended on the direction of the multilayered microstructure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-665
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 11



  • AlO
  • Orientation
  • Strength
  • Suspension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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