skip to main content

Title: Phase transformation in the alumina-titania system during flash sintering experiments

We show that phase transformation in the alumina–titania system, which produces aluminum-titanate, follows an unusual trajectory during flash sintering. The experiments begin with mixed powders of alumina–titania and end in dense microstructures that are transformed into aluminum-titanate. The sintering and the phase transformation are separated in time, with the sintering occurs during Stage II, and phase transformation during Stage III of the flash sintering experiment. Stage III is the steady-state condition of flash activated state that is established under current control, while Stage II is the period of transition from voltage to current control. The extent of phase transformation increases with the current density and the hold time in Stage III.
Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Colorado
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1236867
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of the European Ceramic Society; Journal Volume: 36; Journal Issue: 3
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (US)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE - BASIC ENERGY SCIENCESU.S. ARMY RESEARCH
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH