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Spark Plasma Sintering of nano-sized ZrO2-Al2O3-Ti(C,N) composites

Kim Vanmeensel ,  Guy AnnĂ© ,  Dongtao Jiang ,  Jef Vleugels ,  Omer Van der Biest 

K. U. Leuven, Department of Materials Science and Engineering (KUL, MTM), Kasteelpark Arenberg 44, Leuven 3001, Belgium


Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) permits a very fast densification of ceramic composites, hereby minimising grain growth when the sintering conditions are precisely controlled. This research investigates the possibility to densify ZrO2-Al2O3-Ti(C,N) nanocomposite powder mixtures into fully dense materials using the SPS technique. Mechanical properties as well as electrical conductivity are evaluated as a function of sintering conditions and composite composition.


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Presentation: oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2004, Symposium G, by Kim Vanmeensel
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2004

Submitted: 2004-04-06 18:08
Revised:   2009-06-08 12:55