- The Ceramic Society of Japan
- Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan (日本セラミックス協会学術論文誌) (ISSN:09145400)
- vol.107, no.1247, pp.662-667, 1999-07-01 (Released:2010-08-06)
Effect of alcohol solvent in mixing process on the microstructure and sintering behavior of ceramic-based composites was investigated in detail. The mixture of fine ceramic powders was prepared through the conventional ball-milling method with various alcohol media. The particle distributions of fine ceramic powders were strongly dependent on the kind of alcohol employed during ball-milling. Ceramic-based composites were fabricated by hot-pressing the mixture of fine ceramic powders. Their microstructures and some mechanical properties of the ceramic-based composites were evaluated. It was found that the viscosity of alcohol, surface tension and contact angle greatly affect the sinterability and some of the mechanical properties of ceramic-based composites.