Massive transformation in bismuth oxide-based ceramics

Anil V. Virkar, Pomin Su, Kuan Zong Fung

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The massive transformation in bismuth oxide-based ceramics was investigated. The kinetics of the massive transformation was investigated under isothermal conditions using x-ray diffraction (XRD), reflected optical microscopy, transmission optical microscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), electron-probe microanalysis (EPMA) and the measurement of ionic conductivity. A study of the Gd2O3-Bi2O3system showed that a massive transformation occured inside a two-phase field shedding some light on a controversial point. The transformation kinetics suggested that ceramic systems were better suited to investigate salient features of the massive transformation theories, which were developed for metallic alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2433-2443
Number of pages11
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys


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