Chapter 38. Microwave Sintering of Titanium Diboride

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. J. D. Katz,
  2. R. D. Blake and
  3. C. P. Scherer

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310557.ch38

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 7/8

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Katz, J. D., Blake, R. D. and Scherer, C. P. (1989) Microwave Sintering of Titanium Diboride, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 7/8 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310557.ch38

Author Information

  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374863

Online ISBN: 9780470310557

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Keywords:

  • titanium diboride powder;
  • X-ray diffraction;
  • chemical vapor infiltration;
  • ceramics;
  • titanium diboride pellets

Summary

Titanium diboride has been heated in excess of 1875°C using 2.45 GHz radiation to achieve 78% of theoretical density in less than twelve min, without the use of sintering aides. Temperatures as high as 2234°C were achieved; however, this was not without some oxidation. X-ray diffraction analysis indicated the presence of Ti2B5, TiBO3, TiO, Ti2O, and Ti2O3 as minor phases in some samples.