Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Highly Transparent Lu-α-SiAlON

Buy Article:

$52.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

Novel Lu-α-SiAlON ceramics were produced by hot pressing mixtures of Si3N4, Lu2O3, AlN, and Al2O3 at 1950°C for 2 h in a nitrogen atmosphere. The resultant SiAlON was fully dense and possessed a uniform, equiaxed microstructure with a grain size of ∼1 μm, which resulted in a high hardness of >19 GPa. In addition to high hardness, the sample showed very high optical transparency in the visible light region, with >70% transmission at higher wavelengths. This high transparency was attributed to the uniform, dense microstructure and lack of residual grain-boundary phase.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: SiAlON; optical materials/properties; rare earths

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Synergy Materials Research Center, AIST, Nagoya 463-8687, Japan 2: Fine Ceramics Research Association, Nagoya 463-8687, Japan

Publication date: April 1, 2004

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more