Transparent LiOH-doped magnesium aluminate spinel produced by spark plasma sintering: Effects of heating rate and dopant concentration

The effects of LiOH doping of magnesium aluminate spinel powders and various Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) schedules on densification behavior and final transparency of polycrystalline magnesium aluminate spinel were studied. Two commercial magnesium aluminate spinel powders, with different specific surface areas, were doped with up to 0.6 wt% of LiOH and consolidated using SPS with slow (2.75 degrees C/min) and fast (100 degrees C/min) heating rates. The slow heating rate was optimal for undoped magnesium aluminate spinel (LiOH-free) with the best real in-line transmittance (RIT) of 84.8% (measured at 633 nm on a disc 0.8 mm thick). For the magnesium aluminate spinel doped with 0.3 wt% of LiOH, the fast heating rate was beneficial, and an RIT of 76.5% was achieved. mu-Raman analysis confirmed that the addition of LiOH suppressed carbon contamination.
JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY. 2023, vol. 43, issue 8, p. 3544-3552.
Document type
Document version
Published version
Date of access to the full text
Language of document
Study field
Date of acceptance
Result of defence
Document licence
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Citace PRO