Rheological Study of Yttrium Oxide Aqueous Suspensions
Yttria (Y2O3) has been used in many technological applications areas as luminescence material, high temperature and strength structural material, owing to its excellent optical and refractory characteristics. Applying conformation techniques using Y2O3 concentrated suspensions is adequated, if it is well controlled, so that assisting to obtain homogeneous ceramic bodies, reproductive and with complex geometry. Studies involving superficial behavior, stability conditions of suspensions and the behavior related to conformation give important information to control the processes in manufacturing ceramic components. In this work is presented a rheological study of Y2O3 aqueous suspensions, which concerns to solids and dispersant concentration and pH of media. Preparation of Y2O3 aqueous suspensions with solids concentration of 30vol% was possible, using 1wt% of ammonium polyacrylate (PAA) that was enough to gain the lowest viscosity of the suspensions.
Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho
S.C. Santos et al., "Rheological Study of Yttrium Oxide Aqueous Suspensions", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 660-661, pp. 712-717, 2010