Effect of LiF addition on spark plasma sintering of transparent Nd-doped Lu2O3 bodies

Liqiong An, Akihiko Ito, Takashi Goto

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Abstract

Transparent Nd-doped Lu2O3 bodies were fabricated by spark plasma sintering, and the effect of LiF addition on sintering, microstructure and transparency of Nd-doped Lu2O3 bodies were investigated. LiF promoted the densification at an early stage of sintering, resulted in high transparency of the Nd-doped Lu2O3 body. The optimal content of LiF was 0.2wt% and that Nd-doped Lu2O3 body showed a transmittance of 81.8% (99.5% of theoretical) at 1080nm after annealing in air for 21.6ks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-157
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Asian Ceramic Societies
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun

Keywords

  • Lutetium oxide
  • Spark plasma sintering
  • Transparent ceramics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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