Processing‐Related Fracture Origins: III, Differential Sintering of ZrO2 Agglomerates in Al2O3/ZrO2 Composite

F. F. LANGE, B. I. DAVIS, Ilhan A. Aksay

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Large, hard ZrO2 agglomerates remained in an Al2O3/ZrO2 composite suspension after inefficient ball‐milling. The ZrO2 agglomerates shrank away from the consolidated Al2O3/ZrO2 powder matrix during sintering, producing crack‐like voids which were responsible for strength degradation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-408
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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