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The Structure Formation of Al2O3 Nanoceramics at High Pressure Sintering

Vladimir S. Urbanovich 1Ewa Benko 2

1. Institute of Solid State and Semiconductor Physics of, 17, P.Brovka Street, Minsk 220 072, Belarus
2. Institute of Metal Cutting, Wrocławska 37A, Kraków 30-011, Poland


The structure formation of Al[2]O[3] nanoceramics at high pressure sintering
V.S. Urbanovich, ISSSP NASB, 17, P.Brovka Str., 220072, Minsk,
Belarus, R.A. Andrievski, IPCP RAS, 142432, Chernogolovka, Moscow
Region, Russia, G.P. Okatova, IPM NASB, 41, Platonov Str., 220071,
Minsk, Belarus, E. Benko, IMC, 37a, Wroclawska Str., 30-011, Cracow,
Technical University, 2, Willowa Str., 43-309, Bielsko-Biala, Poland.

Evolution of the structure and physical and mechanical properties of
nanostructured alumina ceramics depending on sintering regimes under
the pressures from 2.5 to 4 GPa at the temperatures from 700 to 1500
oC have been investigated. Al[2]O[3] nanopowder prepared by hydrolysis
of sheet aluminum with the following decomposition of hydroxide (S[
] = 48.5 m2/g, d[s]~30 nm) was used as initial. X-ray diffraction and
SEM, were used for investigations. Microhardness and fracture
toughness were measured. The highly dense a-Al[2]O[3] nanoceramics
with density of 3.99 g/cm3 without any additives has been obtained.
Peculiarities of recrystallization as well as relationship of
properties and grain size of nanoceramics are discussed in detail.
This research is sponsored by NATO's Scientific Affairs Division
in the framework of the Science for Peace Programme (Project No


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Presentation: oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2002, by Ewa Benko
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2002

Submitted: 2003-02-16 17:33
Revised:   2009-06-08 12:55