Texture and porosity effects on the thermal radiative behavior of alumina ceramics
Int. J. Thermophys. (in press) [view]

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By: O.Rozenbaum, D.De Sousa Meneses; P.Echegut
Texture and porosity effects on the thermal radiative behavior of alumina ceramics
Int. J. Thermophys. (in press) [view]

ABSTRACT
“Thermal and optical properties of ceramics are dependent on radiation scattering and cannot be determined by the only knowledge of their chemical composition as for single crystals. In this paper, we investigate extrinsic effects such as roughness, porosity and texture on spectral emissivity of alumina ceramics. Roughness effects have an influence mainly in the opaque zone; an important porosity dependence and the presence of a critical porosity threshold were also pointed out in the semi-transparent zone. Furthermore, it was shown that two ceramics with similar total porosity but with different textures possess radically different emissivities, showing that grain size, pore size and spatial repartition of the grains is also crucial for the comprehension of the ceramics thermal properties”

Work performed at and reported by: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France.