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3. Final stage, during which isolated pores gradually reduce in volume and grain growth becomes signiﬁcant. Figure 4 shows the schematic curve of densiﬁcation of a powder compact with time during the three stages of sintering. There are a number of material transport mechanisms that may operate during solid-state sintering of a polycrystalline ceramic and these are shown schematically in Figure 5 and are classiﬁed below. 1 Surface Transport Processes Surface transport processes, which change the pore shape but not the pore volume and lead to strengthening but no shrinkage or densiﬁcation, include the following: 1.
Magnesia was used as the densiﬁcation additive in the ﬁrst commercial development of hot-pressed silicon nitride (HPSN), and it is now known that this helped to form a sintering liquid at the hot-pressing temperature. The initial predominant a-Si3N4 powder was observed to transform to the b modiﬁcation during the hot-pressing process and this was thought to be responsible for the development of high strengths (Coe, Lumby, & Pawson, 1972). The subsequent use of yttria as a densifying aid for HPSN (Gazza, 1975) also resulted in the formation of secondary phases at the Si3N4 GBs some of which resulted in degradation of high-temperature properties.
X (<2) is determined by the valence (v) of the Mvþ ion. The structural principle is similar to that in the formation of the “stuffed” quartz derivatives in which A13þ replaces Si4þ and valency charge balance is maintained by “stufﬁng” Liþ or Mg2þ into the interstitial sites. As with b0 , Y2O3 is used as a densiﬁcation aid but also provides Y3þ ions for stabilization of a0 . Other oxides are also used for sintering (Mandal, 1999). Unlike Si3N4, where b-Si3N4 is the main stable phase after sintering, the two SiAlON phases, a0 and b0 can coexist depending on the sintering additives used.