Growth of mullite whiskers in mechanochemically activated oxides doped with WO3

L. B. Kong, Haitao Huang, T. S. Zhang, J. Ma, F. Boey, R. F. Zhang, Z. H. Wang

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The effect of WO3on mullite formation and mullite whisker morphology, in oxide mixtures activated by a high-energy ball milling process, was investigated. Differential thermal analysis (DTA) measurement indicated that WO3enhanced the mullite phase formation, with mullitization temperature of 951 °C, 921 °C and 835 °C for the samples doped with 5, 10 and 20 mol% WO3, respectively. However, the presence of WO3had an undesired effect on the whisker morphology. A decrease in the length of mullite whisker was observed with increasing WO3content. The effect of WO3on the mullite phase formation temperature, as well as the whisker morphology, was explained using a dissolution-precipitation mechanism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2257-2264
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Anisotropy
  • Grain growth
  • Milling
  • Mullite
  • Whiskers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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