Chapter 21. Surface Modification of Single Crystal Alumina Using Microwave Energy

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Z. Fathi1,
  2. D. E. Clark1 and
  3. I. Ahmad2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314234.ch21

Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 9/10

Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Fathi, Z., Clark, D. E. and Ahmad, I. (1993) Surface Modification of Single Crystal Alumina Using Microwave Energy, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314234.ch21

Author Information

  1. 1

    Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl 32611–2066

  2. 2

    Technology Assessment and Transfer, Inc., Annapolis, MD 21401.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375273

Online ISBN: 9780470314234

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Keywords:

  • diffusing;
  • penetration;
  • food processing;
  • interdiffusion;
  • lattice distortion

Summary

Single crystal alumina samples were surface modified using both microwave energy and conventional heating. Surface modification as used in this paper means the alteration of the surface by diffusing in either Zn or Cr ions. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), x-ray mapping and secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS) were used to assess the penetration depth of the diffusing ionic species.