Sintering of cordierite in the presence of MoO3 and crystallization analysis
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Cordierite (MAS) is difficult to sinter because of the very narrow sintering temperature range (1300-1400ºC). Because a low temperature process is desirable, it is necessary to find functional ads which can allow easier sintering process at lower temperature. The influence of MoO3 on the preparation process of cordierite ceramics was investigated. 2MgO-2Al2O3-5SiO2 was researched by sintering followed binary systems: MgO/MoO3, Al2O3/MoO3 and SiO2/MoO3 (all sintered at 850ºC and 1100ºC, sintering time 2h). Composition of these systems was 80% of oxide and 20% MoO3. The effects of sintering, the composition and morphology were followed by X-ray diffraction, SEM microscopy and EDS analysis. It has been found that MoO3, beside liquid phase, forms intermediary unstable compounds with MgO and Al2O3, which is the significance information for further research. MAS ceramics were sintered with 20% MoO3 at 1100ºC, 1200ºC and 1300ºC, during 2h.
Keywords:MoO3 / cordierite / sintering / crystallization analysis
Source:The Sixteenth Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2014: Programme and the Book of Abstracts, 2014, 68-68
- Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia