Effect of M-ZrO2 on Sintering Behavior and Thermal Shock Resistance of Dense Cr2O3 Material
The samples were prepared using Cr2O3 micropowder, TiO2 micropowder and m-ZrO2 micropowder as main starting material, polyvinyl alcohol as binder, by a series of processes such as pulping, spraying granulation, machine moulding and cold isostatic pressing, and sintering at 1 500°С for 3 h in nitrogen protected atmosphere furnace (oxygen partial pressure was 10 Pa). Then thermal shock resistance of the samples was tested by wind quenching. Effect of m-ZrO2 (2%-5% in mass) on sintering behavior and thermal shock resistance of Cr2O3 material was investigated. The results show that m-ZrO2 can accelerate the sintering of Cr2O3 material, but excess 2 wt% m-ZrO2 doesn’t work; m-ZrO2 can obviously improve thermal shock resistance of Cr2O3 material, sample containing 3 wt% m-ZrO2 has 34 wind quenching cycles from 1 150°С to room temperature, and sample without m-ZrO2 only has 11 cycles.
Jianmin Zeng, Zhengyi Jiang, Taosen Li, Daoguo Yang and Yun-Hae Kim
H. J. Yin et al., "Effect of M-ZrO2 on Sintering Behavior and Thermal Shock Resistance of Dense Cr2O3 Material", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 199-200, pp. 1928-1931, 2011