Large Bulk Al2O3/ZrO2 (Y2O3) Nanocrystalline Composites Prepared by Combustion Synthesis under High Gravity
The large bulk Al2O3/ZrO2 (Y2O3) eutectics were achieved by combustion synthesis in high-gravity field. With increasing high-gravity level, the matrix of eutectics transformed the rod-shaped colonies from the cellular ones, and the nanocrystalline microstructures came into existence as the high-gravity level was larger than 200g. The relative density, hardness, flexural strength and fracture toughness increased simultaneously with increasing high-gravity level, and reached the maximum values of 98.6%, 18.6GPa, 1248MPa and 15.6MPa•m1/2 respectively as the high-gravity level was 250g.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
Z. M. Zhao et al., "Large Bulk Al2O3/ZrO2 (Y2O3) Nanocrystalline Composites Prepared by Combustion Synthesis under High Gravity", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 434-435, pp. 9-12, 2010