In this communication, the cold sintering process was applied to benefit the green body compaction of 8 mol%Y2O3-stablized ZrO2 ceramics (8Y-YSZ). Compared to conventionally processed ceramics, an enhanced densification behavior was demonstrated in cold sintering related ones following a second step conventional sintering process. Dense ceramics up to ∼96% of theoretical density were achieved after sintering at 1200 °C. The resulted ceramics demonstrated a fine microstructure with a grain size ∼200 nm. A mechanical performance with a Vickers hardness of 13.6 GPa and a fracture toughness of 2.85 MPa m1/2 was also reported.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the European Ceramic Society|
|State||Published - May 1 2017|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry