The sintering behavior of porous Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95(CGO10) tape cast layers was systematically investigated to establish fundamental kinetic parameters associated to densification and grain growth. Densification and grain growth were characterized by a set of different methods to determine the dominant sintering mechanisms and kinetics, both in isothermal and at constant heating rate (iso-rate) conditions. Densification of porous CGO10 tape is thermally activated with typical activation energy which was estimated around 440–470 kJ mol−1. Grain growth showed similar thermal activation energy of ∼427 ± 22 kJ mol−1in the temperature range of 1100–1250ºC. Grain-boundary diffusion was identified to be the dominant mechanism in porous CGO10 tapes. Grain growth and densification mechanism were found strictly related in the investigated temperature range. Porosity acts as a grain growth inhibitor and grain boundary mobility in the porous body was estimated around 10−18–10−16m3N−1s−1 at the investigated temperature range.© 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Journal||Journal of the European Ceramic Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Grain growth
- Grain boundary