The spray forming of nanostructured aluminum oxide
Abbreviated Journal Title
JOM-J. Miner. Met. Mater. Soc.
COATINGS; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; Metallurgy & Metallurgical; Engineering; Mineralogy; Mining & Mineral Processing
Nanostructured ceramics and their composites possess improved properties such as tensile strength, fatigue strength, hardness, and wear resistance. Freestanding, near-net shape, nanostructured Al2O3 components can be synthesized via plasma-spray forming. In this study, plasma-spray parameters were optimized and an innovative substrate cooling technique was developed to retain nanosize Al2O3 in the spray deposit. Nanosize Al2O3 particles were partially melted and trapped between the fully melted coarser micrometer-size Al2O3 grains. Densification of the spray-deposited Al2O3 occurred via solidification and sintering. A similar processing approach can be adopted for fabrication of near-net shapes of a variety of nanostructured materials (metals, ceramics, and intermetallics) and their combinations by selecting suitable powder-treatment and plasma-spray parameters.
Jom-Journal of the Minerals Metals & Materials Society
"The spray forming of nanostructured aluminum oxide" (2002). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3032.