Fabrication of translucent silicon nitride ceramics with various sintering aids

W. W. Yang, M. Inada, Y. Tanaka, N. Enomoto, J. Hojo

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Polycrystalline translucent Si3N4 sintered ceramics are receiving attention owing to their high mechanical strength and chemical stability. Regardless of a long history to sinter Si3N4, there have been few reports on the fabrication of translucent Si3N4 ceramics. In this study, the authors used three systems including AlN-MgO, AlN-Y 2O3 and Al2O3-Y2O 3 as sintering aids of Si3N4, and the phase composition and transmittance of sintered samples were compared. The translucent α-sialon formed at a large amount of sintering aids and the translucent β-Si3N4 formed at a small amount of sintering aids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-125
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Nanotechnology
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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