Effects of residual gas on densification and microstructure development of Al2O3 and ZrO2-8 mol%Y2O3 ceramics sintered in air

Mineaki Matsumoto, Tatsuo Nakajima, Satoshi Kitaoka, Hideaki Matsubara, Sigeru Kuramoto, Motohiro Kanno

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Measurements of gas emission during fracture of Al2O3 and ZrO2-8 mol%Y2O3 sintered in air were carried out under ultrahigh vacuum using a mass spectrometer in order to examine the effect of entrapped gas on densification and microstructure development of the materials. Analysis of the spectrometer revealed that nitrogen being introduced from the sintering atmosphere was mainly emitted at the moment of fracture for both materials. During prolonged sintering, the density of Al2O3 tended to decrease and the amount of emitted gas increased. In contrast, the density of ZrO2-8 mol%Y2O3 did not decrease and the emitted gas tended to decrease in the course of sintering. These results of sintering behavior were concluded to result from the difference in nitrogen diffusivity between the materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-856
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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