Wear Behavior of Stoichiometric and Nonstoichiometric Zirconia
Zirconium oxide samples were sintered at two different temperatures (1250°C and 1450°C) using SPS method with maximum holding time 10 min. to obtain nonstoichiometric composition. Some of the samples were subsequently annealed for 6 hours at 1100°C to obtain stoichiometric composition. Wear rate and friction coefficient were obtained from tribological tests carried out on the UMT3 equipment (Bruker) using two different static partners (zirconia and alumina ball). Main aim of this work is to study the influence of composition and sintering temperature on the wear behavior, friction coefficient and basic mechanical properties.
J. Balko et al., "Wear Behavior of Stoichiometric and Nonstoichiometric Zirconia", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vol. 368, pp. 37-40, 2016