Texture development in 3 mol% yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia

Gustavo Suárez, Yoshio Sakka*, Tohru Suzuki, Tetsuo Uchikoshi, Esteban F. Aglietti

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We have developed a method of forming textured tetragonal zirconia. A suspension containing 10 vol% solid loading of monoclinic ZrO2 mixed with 3 mol% Y2O3 was prepared, and then a bead-milling process was performed using 50 μm diameter zirconia beads resulting in a well-dispersed suspension. The mixture suspension of monoclinic zirconia and yttria nanoparticles was slip cast under a magnetic field of 12 T to produce oriented monoclinic zirconia with yttria. The reaction sintering between yttria and the oriented monoclinic zirconia produces a final 3 mol% Y2O3 doped tetragonal zirconia that remains oriented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1802-1805
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 5
Externally publishedYes


  • A. Structural materials
  • C. X-ray diffraction
  • D. Diffusion
  • D. Microstructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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