Ca-α SiAlON powders were prepared by carbothermal reduction-nitridation of CaO-Al2O3-SiO2 glasses at 1450 °C for 2 h in nitrogen. The content of Ca-α SiAlON phase was 65-81% in the products, and the other phases were AlN and β-SiAlON. The products contained hollow spheres with the size of around 5 μm in diameter. The particle morphology was almost identical to that of Ca-α SiAlON prepared from CaCO3-Al2O3-SiO2 powder mixtures.
- Carbothermal reduction-nitridation
- Powder technology