Chapter 38. Microstructural Evolution of Sol-Gel Mullite

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. G. Klaussen,
  2. G. S. Fischman and
  3. J. L. Laughner

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313008.ch38

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 7/8

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 7/8

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Klaussen, G., Fischman, G. S. and Laughner, J. L. (1990) Microstructural Evolution of Sol-Gel Mullite, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 7/8 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313008.ch38

Author Information

  1. Alfred University Alfred, NY

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374924

Online ISBN: 9780470313008

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Keywords:

  • microstructures;
  • thermal expansion;
  • structural ceramics;
  • colloidal gel;
  • diffraction

Summary

This paper describes a study of reactions and microstructures during the transition of a precursor colloidal gel to mullite in the region of 1100°–1400°C. A simultaneous thermal analyzer is used to identify reaction temperatures. Microstructural evolution is studied by X-ray analysis. Results include the identification of intermediate phases produced during the sintering phenomenon.