Preparation of ceramic powders by a solution-polymerization route employing PVA solution

Sang Jin Lee, Waltraud M. Kriven

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Homogeneous and stable amorphous-type yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) and cordierite powders were prepared by a solution-polymerization route, employing PVA solution as a polymeric carrier. Porous and soft powders were obtained after calcination of aerated precursors. The calcined powder showed a very low residual carbon content and a high powder yield. In the case of the preparation of cordierite powder, nano-size particles, with a high specific surface area of 181 m2/g, were obtained by attrition-milling for less than 1 h. The properties of PVA, which acted in an easy burnout and steric entrapment mechanism due to its large chain molecules, made it very effective as a polymeric carrier for powder preparation via a solution-polymerization route.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-476
Number of pages8
JournalCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 22nd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A. Part 1 (of 2) - Cocoa Beach, FL, USA
Duration: Jan 20 1998Jan 24 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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