Kyocera Corporation Datasheets for Aluminum Oxide and Alumina Ceramics

Aluminum oxide and alumina ceramics have excellent wear characteristics, chemical resistance, compressive strength, high-temperature properties, and dielectric strength. They are used widely because of their versatility and low cost. Their main drawback is its relatively poor thermal-shock resistance due to higher coefficients of thermal expansion and lower thermal conductivity (compared to other pure ceramic materials).
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Product Name Notes
Sapphire Sapphire is single-crystal alumina, a transparent material with excellent chemical stability and valuable mechanical, thermal and optical properties. Its material properties are vastly superior to glass, quartz and other mass-produced...
Alumina The most widely used and best-known fine ceramic material. Good mechanical strength, electrical insulation, high-frequency loss, thermal conductivity, and resistance to heat, wear and corrosion. Sapphire is single-crystal alumina.