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1 Sintering Ceramics are originally defined as sintered bodies of inorganic compounds. Examples are pottery and porcelain that have been manufactured since early times and have a long history. It is difficult to process minerals into various shapes. However, if crushed mineral powders are formed into a desired shape and sintered by heating, products having high strength and functions required for practical use can be manufactured. Previously, crushed natural minerals were used as raw materials, but high-purity powders processed by chemical methods are currently being used.
When the seed crystal is turned in the temperature-controlled melt and the top is pulled up, cylindrical single crystal is grown as shown in the figure. 1 Typical ceramic single crystal materials that have been commercialized Type of crystal Growing method Applications Hydrothermal synthesis method Oscillators, optical circuit materials Quartz (SiO2) LN, LT Czochralski method SAW elements, light modulation devices, frequency conversion devices KDP family Aqueous solution method Acoustic elements, optical circuit materials, light modulation devices Verneuil method Bearings, ornaments, window parts Al2O3 Czochralski method YAG Czochralski method Solid lasers NaCl family Bridgman method Optical circuit materials BGO Czochralski method Scintillators NaI Bridgman method Scintillators KTP family Flux method, hydrothermal method Wavelength conversion elements LBO, CLBO Flux method Wavelength conversion elements CaF2 Bridgman method Optical circuit elements Single Crystal Synthesis Methods Utilized functions and effects Piezoelectricity, translucency Piezoelectricity, acousto-optical effect, electro-optical effect, nonlinear optical effect Piezoelectricity, translucency, electro-optical effect, nonlinear optical effect High hardness, luminescence, uniformity Luminescence Translucency, uniformity Luminescence Luminescence Nonlinear optical effect Nonlinear optical effect, ultraviolet translucency Translucency Abbreviations: Chemical formula LN LiNbO3, LT LiTaO3, KDP KH2PO4, YAG Y3Al5O12, BGO Bi4Ge3O12, KTP KTiOPO4, LBO LiB3O5, CLBO CsLiB6O10 Refractory (insulation material) Seed crystal Crucible Crystal Melt Fig.
In (b), the contact area between grains is larger and there are less voids. In (c), pores have been removed completely. Picture (c) indicates that many grains are tightly assembled within ceramic materials. It also indicates that the size of grains grow in line with densification. 1 Three Stages of Sintering Microstructures of sintered bodies change drastically during the sintering process. It is difficult to explain the entire process using one model. Therefore, modeling is normally done by dividing the process into three stages, the initial, intermediate and late stages.