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  Estonian Journal of Engineering

ISSN 1736-7522 (electronic)  ISSN 1736-6038  (print)

 An international scientific journal
Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences Engineering
(ISSN 1406-0175)
Published since 1995

Estonian Journal of Engineering

ISSN 1736-7522 (electronic)  ISSN 1736-6038  (print)

 An international scientific journal
Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences Engineering
(ISSN 1406-0175)
Published since 1995

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Preparation and processing of doped AlN nanopowders; pp. 266–274

(Full article in PDF format) doi: 10.3176/eng.2009.4.03


Authors

Janis Grabis, Ints Steins, Aloizijs Patmalnieks, Baiba Berzina, Laima Trinklere

Abstract

The aim of this work is improvement of sinterability of aluminium nitride by combining spark plasma sintering with using nanosized particulate composites prepared by simultaneous evaporation of Al and Y2O3, Gd2O3 and YF3 additives in radio-frequency nitrogen plasma. This approach allows to fabricate fully dense AlN materials at 1400 °C with holding time of 2 min despite the reduction of rare-earth compounds and formation of YN and GdN phases in the plasma flow. Besides AlN phase, the prepared materials contain secondary phases aluminium oxynitride, Y3Al5O12, GdAlO3 or a-Al2O3, depending on the used additive.

Keywords

plasma synthesis, nanosized AlN, sintering additives, SPS sintering, phase composition.

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