Current progress and perspectives of applying cold sintering process to ZrO2-based ceramics

Hanzheng Guo, Thorsten J.M. Bayer, Jing Guo, Amanda Baker, Clive A. Randall

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Zirconia-based ceramics are normally sintered at high temperatures to obtain dense compacts that can deliver good mechanical and/or electrical performance. We recently developed a cold sintering process to achieve dense ceramics at incredibly low temperatures, or an improved densification after a second-step conventional sintering. Here we briefly review the current progress on its relevance to zirconia ceramics as exemplified by yttria-doped zirconia. We will contrast the processing of compositions for a structural-ceramic and an electroceramic. Together with enhanced densification, the processing-structure-property relationship is outlined. The cold sintering technique can provide a cost-effective and energy-saving processing for fabrication of zirconia-based materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-148
Number of pages8
JournalScripta Materialia
StatePublished - Jul 15 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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