Influence of Alumina Platelets on the Mechanical Strength of Porous Zirconia Tape
The improvement of the mechanical strength of a porous anode support (NiO/8YSZ) induced by the addition of 5 to 10v% of alumina platelets to the basic composition was studied. The results obtained proved that the addition of 10v% alumina platelets, Placor 6, to the NiO/8YSZ composition improved the bending strength of the sintered material by nearly 20%, without any significant effect on the electrochemical performance. Changes in the processing procedure also had a strong influence on the mechanical strength, which resulted in the mechanical strength being increased to more than 100 MPa.
J. Dusza, R. Danzer and R. Morrell
Z.S. Rak "Influence of Alumina Platelets on the Mechanical Strength of Porous Zirconia Tape", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 290, pp. 254-259, 2005