Effect of TiN Addition on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Zirconia Matrix Ceramic Tool Material
In this paper, 3mol% yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystal (3Y-TZP) and TiN/3Y-TZP(adding TiN particles to 3Y-TZP) composites were fabricated by hot-pressing technique. Phase composition, microstructure and mechanical properties of the composites were investigated. It is shown that the flexural strength, fracture toughness and Vickers hardness of TiN/3Y-TZP was significantly improved by the addition of TiN particles compared with 3Y-TZP. The flexural strength of ZYT2 (20wt% TiN addition) is 1318 MPa. The fracture toughness of ZYT4 (40wt% TiN addition) is 16.8MPa·m1/2. The toughening and strengthening mechanisms were analyzed. The XRD results show that the additing of TiN can hinder the transformation from tetragonal phase to monoclinic phase of 3Y-TZP during fabrication process.
Xing Ai, Jianfeng Li and Chuanzhen Huang
J. Sun et al., "Effect of TiN Addition on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Zirconia Matrix Ceramic Tool Material", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 471-472, pp. 321-325, 2004