Arc plasma melting technique is a simple method for the synthesis of high melting point materials. In this article, mullite was synthesized bytransferred arc plasma (TAP) and nontransferred arc plasma (non-TAP) melting processes, and the results were compared. The mixes of alumina andsilica powders (3:2 mole ratios) were ball milled for four hours and then melted in an arc plasma torch, used in transferred and nontransferred mode,at 5 kWinput power and two minutes of processing time. Argon gas was used as a plasma-forming gas. The crystalline phases and the microstructuralfeatures of the melted samples were determined by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM), respectively. A completecrystallization of mullite, with dense, thick whiskers-shaped crystals, was achieved in TAP processing of the alumina/silica system. On the other hand,the non-TAP process produced porous mullite along with a small amount of residual alumina phase. Differential thermal analysis (DTA) curves of thesynthesized mullite samples allowed a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of mullite formation during the two different processes.

Synthesis of Mullite by Means of Transferred and Nontransferred Arc Plasma Melting / S., Yugeswaran; K., Suresh; V., Selvarajan; Lusvarghi, Luca; Z., Karoly; J., Szépvölgyi. - In: MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES. - ISSN 1042-6914. - STAMPA. - 25:(2010), pp. 909-914. [10.1080/10426910903536725]

Synthesis of Mullite by Means of Transferred and Nontransferred Arc Plasma Melting

LUSVARGHI, Luca;
2010-01-01

Abstract

Arc plasma melting technique is a simple method for the synthesis of high melting point materials. In this article, mullite was synthesized bytransferred arc plasma (TAP) and nontransferred arc plasma (non-TAP) melting processes, and the results were compared. The mixes of alumina andsilica powders (3:2 mole ratios) were ball milled for four hours and then melted in an arc plasma torch, used in transferred and nontransferred mode,at 5 kWinput power and two minutes of processing time. Argon gas was used as a plasma-forming gas. The crystalline phases and the microstructuralfeatures of the melted samples were determined by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM), respectively. A completecrystallization of mullite, with dense, thick whiskers-shaped crystals, was achieved in TAP processing of the alumina/silica system. On the other hand,the non-TAP process produced porous mullite along with a small amount of residual alumina phase. Differential thermal analysis (DTA) curves of thesynthesized mullite samples allowed a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of mullite formation during the two different processes.
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Synthesis of Mullite by Means of Transferred and Nontransferred Arc Plasma Melting / S., Yugeswaran; K., Suresh; V., Selvarajan; Lusvarghi, Luca; Z., Karoly; J., Szépvölgyi. - In: MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES. - ISSN 1042-6914. - STAMPA. - 25:(2010), pp. 909-914. [10.1080/10426910903536725]
S., Yugeswaran; K., Suresh; V., Selvarajan; Lusvarghi, Luca; Z., Karoly; J., Szépvölgyi
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