Investigation of Al2O3/Cr3C2 composites prepared by pressureless sintering: 3

Jow Lay Huang, Jin Jay Huang, Ching An Jeng, Ai Kang Li

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The phase stability of Cr3C2 in Al2O3/Cr3C2 composites sintered in as received Ar, purified Ar and vacuum were investigated. Test samples were cold isostatically pressed prior to pressureless sintering. Results suggested that phase conversion of Cr3C2 was eliminated by the reduction of oxygen content in sintering atmosphere. In addition, the porosities were substantially reduced, and strength and toughness were enhanced while sintered in vacuum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalCeramics International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jul 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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