Microstructure and mechanical properties of boron suboxide ceramics prepared by pressureless microwave sintering

Dmytro Demirskyi, Oleg Vasylkiv

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Abstract

Monolithic boron suboxide ceramic was densified by microwave sintering at 28 GHz using highly stoichiometric B6O powders. High heating rate of 200 °C min−1 was maintained owing to special insulation cell which acts as additional microwave absorber. This insured homogeneous heating during sintering and resulted in dense and crack-free specimens. Room-temperature strength and fracture toughness of bulk B6O ceramics were as high as 400 MPa and 2.8 MPa m1/2, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14282-14286
Number of pages5
JournalCeramics International
Volume42
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sept 1

Keywords

  • Boron suboxide
  • High-heating rate
  • Microwave heating
  • Strength

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