Microwave sintering of ion conductive zirconia based composite dispersed with alumina

A. Kishimoto, M. Ito, S. Fujitsu

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The powder compact of 8YSZ and 8YSZ composites dispersed with 30 mol% alumina, sintered by microwave heating was studied. The mechanical and electrical properties were measured and compared by those fabricated by conventional furnace. For alumina dispersed composite, the mechanical strength of microwave sintered body was similar to that of conventional one with slow heating rate. This difference between the mechanical strength generated from the slow and high heating rates attributed the internal stress generated by the nonequilibrium fabrication process. The observed high heating rate indicated that microwave sintering is not accompanied by the generation of internal stress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)943-945
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Science Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2001
Externally publishedYes

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  • Materials Science(all)


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