Area-Perimeter Relation of the Grains in Stabilized Cubic Zirconia


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Based on the observation that the ratio of the perimeter, P, to the square root of the area, A0.5, of the grains for a given material is nearly constant, it is suggested that the grain shape may be treated as a regular polygon with a non-integral side number. Examining the variation of P/A0.5-ratio with sintering holding time may provide useful information for sintering dynamics. Further analysis suggests that the P/A0.5-ratio may be a potential parameter for studying the grain-boundary effect in polycrystalline materials.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 336-338)

Edited by:

Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong




Y. Wan et al., "Area-Perimeter Relation of the Grains in Stabilized Cubic Zirconia", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 2524-2527, 2007

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April 2007




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