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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 24 (1995), Issue 1-3, Pages 143-154

Texture in Aluminum Titanate Ceramic Materials

Institute of Nonmetallic Materials, Technical University of Clausthal, Germany

Received 3 February 1995

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Dry pressing and filtration of a mixture of platelike corundum and rutile powders shows a slight to sharp texture of the corundum particles. The reaction sintering forming aluminum titanate destroys the texture of the green compact. When starting with a rutile texture in the green compact there exists a texture of tielite in the reaction product. Furthermore we developed a process for production of platelike tielite monocrystalline particles which should be very suited for texturing of the ceramic material.