Advanced Materials

Microwave-assisted synthesis of aluminum nitride


  • One of the authors (PDR) acknowledges the Commission of the European Communities for providing a fellowship. Both authors acknowledge Dr. G. N. Subbanna for his help with electron microscopy.


Aluminum nitride is an important ad high-cost ceramic materials used in the electronics industry due to its combination of thermal conductivity, high strength; low thermal expansivity, and low dielectric constant. A new, simple and attractive route to sbmicrometer AlN powder (see Figure) is reported based on the use of microwave radiation.

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