MgAl2O4spinel phase derived from oxide mixture activated by a high-energy ball milling process

L. B. Kong, J. Ma, Haitao Huang

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High-energy ball milling process has been applied to MgO and Al2O3system. The reaction of MgO and Al2O3is significantly enhanced by the high-energy ball milling process. MgAl2O4spinel phase with an average grain size of about 100 nm is formed at 900 °C from the mixture of MgO and Al2O3after milling for 12 h. Dense MgAl2O4ceramics with 98% of the theoretical density and grain size of 2-5 μm can be obtained by sintering the milled mixture at 1550 °C for 2 h.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-243
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • High-energy ball milling
  • MgAl oxide (MgAl O ) 2 4
  • Spinel ball milling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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