Yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) precursors for transparent ceramics were synthesized by the urea method under various [urea]/[metal ions] ([U]/[M]) conditions. Monophase YAG was obtained from solutions with a high [U]/[M] ratio after calcination at a temperature of 1200°C. The condition of the precipitates seemed to indicate that the yttrium compounds had precipitated onto the aluminum compounds. The surface morphology and size of the particles were controlled by the [U]/[M] ratio. The different reaction sequences of YAG crystallization for low- and high-ratio samples were dependent on morphology, size, and the quantity of chemical species that was precipitated as carbonate and/or sulfate compounds.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of the American Ceramic Society|
|Publication status||Published - 1999 Jan 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry