Fabrication of Nanocrystalline Superplastic ZrO2 Ceramics


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An average particle size of d ≈ 300 nm can be reduced to a nanocrystalline size of about 10 nm or less after 400 h HEBM process. Amorphous-like phase is also observed among the nanocrystalline particles. Using SPS, the nanocrystalline powder can successfully be consolidated into a dense nanocrystalline ZrO2-spinel composite of d ≈ 90 nm. As compared with the data for submicro-grain composite with d = 350 nm, nano-crystalization increased the strain rate by one order of magnitude or lowered the deforming temperature by about 100 K.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 551-552)

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K.F. Zhang




K. Morita et al., "Fabrication of Nanocrystalline Superplastic ZrO2 Ceramics", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 551-552, pp. 491-496, 2007

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July 2007




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