Dandapat, N and Ghosh, S (2019) Development of non-shrinkable ceramic composites for use in high-power microwave tubes. International Journal of Minerals Metallurgy and Materials, 26 (4). pp. 516-522. ISSN 1674-4799

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Al2O3-CaO-SiC-based ceramic composites with four different compositions were sintered at 1700 degrees C for 3 h in an air furnace. The phase analysis, microstructural characterization, and elemental composition determination of the developed composites were performed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), and energy-dispersive X-ray (EDAX) analysis, respectively. The shrinkage, thermal properties, and electrical resistivity of the composites were also studied. The experimental results showed the effects of adding silicon carbide and calcia to alumina on the thermal, electrical, and shrinkage properties of the resultant composites. Among the four investigated ceramic composites, the one composed of 99wt% alumina, 0.5wt% CaO, and 0.5wt% SiC exhibited the best characteristics for use as a potting material in a dispenser cathode of a microwave tube. The material exhibited slight expansion instead of shrinkage during drying or firing. Other properties of the composite powder, such as its thermal properties and electrical resistivity, were comparable to those of a commercial alumina powder.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Bioceramics & Coating
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2019 07:04
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2019 07:04
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/4581

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