Hot isostatic pressing of optically active Nd: YAG powders doped by a colloidal processing route
2010 (English)In: Journal of the European Ceramic Society, ISSN 0955-2219, Vol. 30, no 6, 1489-1494 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this work, 1 at.% Nd doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Y3Al5O12 (YAG) nano-sized powder prepared by colloidal route was investigated thoroughly concerning agglomeration control and preparation of transparent ceramic by post-HIP. Electrostatic and mechanical deagglomeration process followed by freeze-drying turned out to be an effective method to alleviate agglomeration, yielding a powder with a homogeneous particle size distribution around 100 nm. Transparent Nd:YAG ceramic samples have been successfully prepared by post-HIP without the aid of sintering additives. The optical properties varied markedly with the sintering and hot isostatic pressing conditions used. In-line transmittance values of 56% at 680 nm and close to 80% in the infrared region were recorded.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 30, no 6, 1489-1494 p.
Transparent ceramics; Nd:YAG; Colloidal route; Hot isostatic press
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-50385DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2009.12.006ISI: 000275635000033OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-50385DiVA: diva2:381240
authorCount :62010-12-252010-12-252011-01-14Bibliographically approved