Use of aluminium and zirconium precursors in the synthesis of zirconia toughened alumina ceramics

R. J. Stead, A. Kop, B. H. O'Connor

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Abstract

The development of zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) ceramics from precursor materials constitutes part of an advanced materials program at Curtin University of Technology. The study examines the processing-microstructure-property relationships in ZTA ceramics when aluminium hydrate (ALOOH) and zirconium carbonate (3ZrO2.Co2.H2O) are used as precursor materials. In this paper the preliminary results are presented for a novel processing route for producing zirconia toughened alumina ceramics. Future work will focus on further refinements to do the processing route and optimization of the microstructure-property relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKey Engineering Materials
Pages160-166
Number of pages7
Volume53-55
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

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