Microstructure and Phase Composition of (Ce, Mg)-PSZ Ceramics
Magnesia, ceria partially stabilized zirconia (Ce,Mg)-PSZ ceramics with net shape microstructure are prepared using a processing method similar to that of conventional Mg-PSZ ceramics, then heat-treated at 1500°C for different time. Microstructure and phase composition of (Ce, Mg)-PSZ samples with different amount of CeO2 doped were investigated using SEM and X-ray diffraction. The addition of CeO2 could impede the formation of monoclinic phase and inhibit the growth of cubic grains. A microstructure with net-shape cubic grains, in which tetragonal precipitates interweave to a nanoporous structure is obtained by adding 4∼8 mol% CeO2 in 10mol% MgO doped zirconia matrix and then heat treatment at 1500°C for different time. The precipitate morophology might be related with the addition of CeO2 and the heat treatment temperatures.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
Z. P. Shen et al., "Microstructure and Phase Composition of (Ce, Mg)-PSZ Ceramics", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 1194-1196, 2007