Chapter 3. The Role of Flux Choice in Triaxial Whiteware Bodies

  1. William M. Carty
  1. Catherine R. Becker,
  2. Scott T. Misture and
  3. William M. Carty

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294611.ch3

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 2

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 2

How to Cite

Becker, C. R., Misture, S. T. and Carty, W. M. (2008) The Role of Flux Choice in Triaxial Whiteware Bodies, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 2 (ed W. M. Carty), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294611.ch3

Author Information

  1. NYS CACT – Whiteware Research Center, School of Ceramic Engineering and Materials Science, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375679

Online ISBN: 9780470294611

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • whiteware bodies;
  • flux choice;
  • mechanical properties;
  • triaxial compositions;
  • leucite-mullite-silica

Summary

This study focused on the effects of sodium and potassium ratios on phase evolution and microstructure development, as well as the physical and mechanical properties, of four triaxial whiteware blends. Six flux blends involving potash feldspar, soda feldspar, and nepheline syenite were used. The results indicate that the overall triaxiol composition significantly affects the crystalline phase evolution, but the K:Na ratio plays a minor role. The final phase composition was determined by quantitative powder X-ray diffraction. Scanning electron microscopy was used to examine the microstructure development on polished (only) and polished then etched samples to provide qualitative information on pore characteristics and crystolline phase distribution.