Phase stability of zirconia

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Zirconia is a ceramic material that has some simularities with steel and other alloys that show martensitic phase transformation. The monoclinic to tetragonal phase transformation is likely martensitic in nature. This transformation has generated great interest among scientists, technologists, and users because it contributes to the toughening of ceramics. In stress-induced phase transformation, metastable tetragonal can transform spontaneously into monoclinic zirconia. These types of stabilization (thermodynamic and kinetic) often occur interchangeably in zirconia or in zirconia-related systems and are difficult to distinguish from each other, both in theory and in experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationAmerican Ceramic Society Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites


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