Netsu Bussei
Online ISSN : 1881-414X
Print ISSN : 0913-946X
ISSN-L : 0913-946X
Volume 17 , Issue 2
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  • Mitsue Ogawa, Syusui Ogawa, Kazuo Mukai
    2003 Volume 17 Issue 2 Pages 162-167
    Published: April 30, 2003
    Released: November 25, 2008
    TD-AL is a reference material for themal diffusivity measurements based on an alumina ceramic, Referceram AL1, which was originally developed as a common material for mechanical testing of advanced ceramics. This ceramic has also been studied as a possible reference material for measurement of themal expansion and Young’s modulus. In this study, the high-temperature stability of some themophysical properties such as themal diffusivity, themal expansion, and Young’s modulus has been evaluated. These properties were measured before and after heat-treatment in air for 50 hrs over a temperature range of 1200 to 1600°C. Heat-treatment at 1200°C resulted in no change in these properties. However, after heat-treatment at 1300°C or above, changes caused by grain growth in the ceramic were obsered. It is concluded that Referceram AL1 is stable and therefore suitable for use as a reference material below 1200°C.
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