Preparation of Zirconia-Toughened Alumina Ceramics through the Dispersal Basic Carbonate Precursors


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Using NH4HCO3 solution as precipitant, the ultrafine 3Y-ZrO2/Al2O3 precursors were prepared by the liquid-phase precipitation method. The well-dispersible ZrO2/Al2O3 composite nanopowders with particle size 10nm were obtained by calcining the precursor at 1000°C. The XRD patterns show no γ-Al2O3 and θ-Al2O3 formed during calcination. The powders have excellent sinterability and the relative density of specimen is up to 99% after sintering the green compacts at 1550°C. Microstructural analysis of the sintered bodies reveals the uniform distribution of the zirconia grains in the alumina matrix.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 336-338)

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Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong




J. Q. Wang et al., "Preparation of Zirconia-Toughened Alumina Ceramics through the Dispersal Basic Carbonate Precursors", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 1137-1140, 2007

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April 2007




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