Effects of TiO2 on sintering and microstructure of Al2O3-ZrO2 composites

Chii Shyang Hwang, Shuenn Ching Tsaur, Yu Jing Chang

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Effects of TiO2 on the sintering and microstructure of zirconia-toughened-alumina (ZTA) composites were investigated. The starting materials were α-Al2O3 powder, Zr(OC3H7)4 and Ti(OC3H7)4. Experimental results indicated that TiO2 additive has a significant effect on the coalescence of ZrO2 particles as well as on the formation of a crystalline phase of ZrO2. TiO2 promotes the sintering of ZTA powders and the grain growth of Al2O2 and ZrO2 with more pronounced effect at higher TiO2 contents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1111-1114
Number of pages4
JournalNippon Seramikkusu Kyokai Gakujutsu Ronbunshi/Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Publication statusPublished - 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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