Publications in Scientific Journals:

S. Lüftl, B. Balluch, W. Smetana, S. Seidler:
"Kinetic study of the polymeric binder burnout in green low temperture co-fired ceramic tapes";
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 103 (2011), 1; 157 - 162.

English abstract:
The binder decomposition and burnout process of a commercial LTCC tape and an alumina tape which is used as a sacrificial tape for the constrained sintering process of the LTCC tape was investigated by thermogravimetry (TG) and derivative thermogravimetry (DTG) up to 550 C at different heating rates (from 1,5 K min-1 to 10 K min-1) in air. TGA revealed a multistage degradation behaviour of the binder system for both tapes, but the temperature range of the different degradation stages varied. The activation energy of decomposition was determined by the Flynn-Wall isoconversional method and the Coats-Redfern method.

Al2O3, kinetic analysis, LTCC, thermogravimetry

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