• Ceramic joining through reactive wetting of alumina with calcium aluminate refractory cements

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      G → C conversion; reaction bonding; alumina ceramics; calcium aluminate; high temperature cements

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      Compositions in CaO-Al2O3 system have been prepared by gel-to-crystallite conversion method. Reactive powders of 1 : 2, 1 : 1, 2 : 1 and 3 : 1 of CaO and2O3 compositions were obtained by calcining the product at 800–1200°C. Fine grained powders were used as refractory cement for joining alumina ceramics. An optimum temperature of 1450°C for 4 h produced joints of satisfactory strength. The microstructure and X-ray phase analysis of the fractured joint surface clearly indicate reactive wetting of the alumina ceramics. This wetting enhances the joining of alumina substrates and can be attributed to the formation of Ca12Al14O33 liquid phase. The results are explained by using CaO-Al2O3 phase diagram.

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      K Geetha1 A M Umarji1 T R N Kutty1

      1. Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012, India
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