Thermal and mechanical-induced phase transformation during YAG and Alumina-YAG syntheses
The preparation of pure Y3Al5O12 (YAG) and 50 vol% Al2O3–YAG composite powders by a wet chemical route is presented. The role of the synthesis temperature during reverse-strike precipitation has been investigated, showing its relevant effect on the purity and homogeneity of YAG powder.
The composite material was prepared by comparing two different synthesis routes. A composite powder was synthesized via reverse-strike temperature-controlled co-precipitation. In the latter case, a pure-alumina precursor was firstly reverse-strike precipitated and then doped with an yttrium salt solution. For both syntheses, the role of thermal and mechanical pre-treatments on the phase development was demonstrated.