Title

Effect of Heating Rate on Sintering and Coarsening

Abstract

The sintering of zinc oxide powder compacts has been investigated at constant rates of heating of 0.5° to 15°C/min. For samples with the same initial relative density (0.50), the temperature derivative of the densification strain versus density fits within a single, relatively narrow band. At low temperatures the densification rate as a function of temperature increases almost linearly with the heating rate. The data, covering a wide density range of 0.5 to 0.98, are consistent with an analysis that accounts for the coarsening (defined as an increase in the mean pore separation) in terms of two classes of microstructural coarsening processes: those associated with densifying and with nondensifying mechanisms.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0002-7820; 1551-2916

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1991 Wiley-Blackwell, All rights reserved.

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