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Densification and Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Al2O3-ZrO2(Y2O3) Composites

  • Kim, Hee-Seung (Institute of Advanced Ceramics for Semiconductor in BIEMT Co. LTD.,) ;
  • Seo, Mi-Young (Institute of Advanced Ceramics for Semiconductor in BIEMT Co. LTD.,) ;
  • Kim, Ik-Jin (Institute for Processing and Application of Inorganic Materials(PAIM))
  • Published : 2006.09.01

Abstract

The microstructure of $ZrO_2$ toughened $Al_2O_3$ ceramics was carefully controlled so as to obtain dense and fine-grained ceramics, thereby improving the properties and reliability of the ceramics for capillary applications in semiconductor bonding technology. $Al_2O_3-ZrO_2(Y_2O_3)$ composite was produced via Ceramic Injection Molding (CIM) technology, followed by Sinter-HIP process. Room temperature strength, hardness, Young's modulus, thermal expansion coefficient and toughness were determined, as well as surface strengthening induced by the fine grained homogenous microstructure and the thermal treatment. The changes in alumina/zirconia grain size, sintering condition and HIP treatment were found to be correlated.

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