Effect of TiO2 doping on microstructural properties of Al2O3-based single crystal ceramics


Abali S.

JOURNAL OF CERAMIC PROCESSING RESEARCH, vol.12, no.1, pp.21-25, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CERAMIC PROCESSING RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-25

Abstract

Powders of Al2O3-TiO2 containing, 48 and 40% TiO2 by weight were formed into single crystals with a Verneuil furnace at 2088 K. Raman spectroscopy was used to determine the phase composition of the samples solidified from the Al2O3-TiO2 powder. The resulting beta-Al2TiO5-Al6Ti2O13, beta-Al2TiO5-Al2O3 single crystals were probed with micro hardness assays, scratch test analyses, atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermal expansion and four-point bending tests. It was observed that the alumina-tialite single crystal retained a composition of Al2O3-TiO2 containing 60% Al2O3 by weight and displayed optimum properties.