主催: The Ceramic Society of Japan
共催: Iketani Science and Technology Foundation, International Ceramic Federation, Commemorative Organization for the Japan World Exposition '70, The American Ceramic Society, The Australasian Ceramic Society, The Chinese Ceramic Society, The Korean Ceramic Society, Joint Research Consortium of Synergy Ceramics/Fine Ceramics Research Association, Nanotechnology Researchers Network Center of Japan, The Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology, Japan National Tourist Organization, Aichi Prefectural Government, CASIO SCIENCE PROMOTION FOUNDATION, DAIKO FOUNDATION, Nagoya Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Asahi Glass Foundation, The Kao Foundation For Arts And Sciences, The Murata Science Foundation, The Ogasawara Foundation for the Promotion of Science & Engineering, ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD. Research Center, CENTRAL GLASS CO., LTD., ELECTRIC GLASS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN (EGAJ), Hattori Company, Ltd., Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd., HOYA CORPORATION, INAX Corporation, ITOCHU CERATECH CORP., Japan Cement Association, KYOCERA Corporation, KYUSHU REFRACTORIES CO., LTD., MINO CERAMIC CO., LTD., Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., NGK INSULATORS LTD., NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD., NICHIAS Corporation, NIKKO COMPANY, Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd., Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., NORITAKE CO., LIMITED, Tokuyama Corporation, TOTO LTD.
Unique mica ceramics with micropores were fabricated from alumina-pillared fluorine micas by pulse electric current sintering (PECS) at a temperature range of 600-800°C under a uniaxial pressure range of 10-30 MPa. The effects of PECS conditions and the nature of alumina-pillared mica powders on the formation and properties of the mica ceramics were studied. The mica ceramics obtained at lower temperatures and lower uniaxial pressures retained the pillared structure of alumina-pillared micas and gave a maximum BET specific surface area of ∼300 m2 g-1, while those obtained at higher temperatures and higher uniaxial pressures lost the pillared structure and microporous characteristics. The mica ceramics thus obtained were machinable due to the interlocking microstructure of the flaky pillared mica crystals. Fully densified mica ceramics could be also produced by PECS at ∼1035°C under a uniaxial pressure range of 10-30 MPa.