Chemically bonded ceramics as alternative to high temperature composite processing

Mehmet A. Gulgun, Bradley R. Johnson, Waltraud M. Kriven

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Processing of multi-phase ceramic composite materials using chemically bonded ceramics as a binding agent appears to be a promising route for fabricating complex-shaped structures. In a zirconia-calcium aluminate ceramic matrix composite, the hydraulic property of fine, monocalcium aluminate (CaAl2O4) powders was used to prepare strong prefired bodies. The changes in the physical characteristics of the composite during the conversion from a chemically bonded compact into a sintered composite were studied using thermogravimetric analyses (TGA), X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. The density and the hardness of the chemically bonded and sintered composite were measured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-516
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 4 1994Apr 8 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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