Oxygen Diffusion in Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Subjected to Mechanical Stress
The oxygen diffusion in 4, 8, and 14 mol%-yttria-stabilized zirconia subjected to uniaxial stresses in the , , and  directions is investigated. In the case of uniaxial stress in the  direction, the oxygen diffusion in 4YSZ and 8YSZ is facilitated in the tensile direction and deteriorated in the compressive direction without changing the total diffusion property, which could be caused by the elastic recovery force. For 14YSZ, however, the oxygen diffusion remains unchanged regardless of the stress, probably due to high yttria concentration. In the case of tensile stress in the  and  directions, the oxygen diffusion is also increased in the tensile direction, which could be attributed to the improvement of the oxygen diffusion in the <100> direction caused by the stress component in the <100> direction.
Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch and João M.P.Q. Delgado
W. Araki and Y. Arai, "Oxygen Diffusion in Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Subjected to Mechanical Stress", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 312-315, pp. 989-993, 2011