Comparison of microwave and conventional sintering of Al2O 3-ZrO2 composites

T. Thongchai, S. Larpkiattaworn, D. Atong, M. Kitiwan

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Microwave processing is generally believed to be method of highly efficient production. The two different sintering process (microwave and conventional) for Al2O3-ZrO2 composite produce different phase transformation, microwave sintering promoted the formation of t-ZrO 2 at 1300°C and 1400°C, while this phase forms in sample with conventional sintering at 1400°C. Microwave sintering results in higher densities, flexural and compressive strength compared to conventional sintering. The porosity of sintered Al2O3- ZrO2 composite increased with increasing of starting ZrSiO4 particle size. Furthermore by microwave sintering, the microstructure of composites show more dense and uniform grain growth.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event18th International Conference on Composites Materials, ICCM 2011 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2011 Aug 212011 Aug 26


Other18th International Conference on Composites Materials, ICCM 2011
CountryKorea, Republic of


  • Alumina
  • Composite
  • Microwave
  • Zirconia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Ceramics and Composites

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