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||Materials Science & Technology 2019
||Sintering and Related Powder Processing Science and Technologies
||3D Multiscale-imaging of Processing-induced Defects Formed during Sintering of Alumina
||Gaku Okuma, Shuhei Watanabe, Kan Shinobe, Norimasa Nishiyama, Fumihiro Wakai, Akihisa Takeuchi, Kentaro Uesugi, Satoshi Tanaka
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The characterization of the processing-induced defects is an essential step for developing defect-free processing, which is important to the assurance of structural reliability of brittle ceramics. The multiscale X-ray computed tomography, consisting of micro-CT as a wide-field and low-resolution system and nano-CT as a narrow-field and high-resolution system, is suitable for observing crack-like defects with small length and with very small crack opening displacement. Here we applied this powerful imaging tool in order to reveal the complicated three-dimensional morphology of defects evolved during sintering of alumina. The hierarchical packing structure of granules was the origin of several types of strength-limiting defects, which could not be eliminated due to the constrained sintering of heterogeneous microstructures. This imaging technique of internal defects provides a link between the processing and the fracture strength for the development of structural materials.
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