Development of a Tough and Strong Zirconia based Composite through designing a New Concept for Interpenetrated Intragranular Nanostructure

Masahiro Nawa, Keiichi Yamazaki, Tohru Sekino, Koichi Niihara

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Abstract

To develop a new attractive ceramic material in which both high strength and high toughness might be achieved, we have established the new concept of an interpenetrated intragranular nanostructure based on the general design of the nanocomposites. The composite system designed according to the above concept possesses a novel microstructural feature. That is, for the composite composing of A and B phases, either nanometer sized A particles or equivalent sized B particles locate within the micron sized B grains or A grains, respectively. By applying the above material design, we succeeded to achieve a simultaneous improvements in strength and toughness for both Y-TZP and Ce-TZP based composite systems. This progress breaks through the strength-toughness tradeoff relation essentially existing in transformation toughened zirconia and its composite materials. In this paper, realized interpenetrated intragranular nanostructure along with forming process and mechanical properties will be described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-12
Number of pages10
JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan

Keywords

  • Interpenetrated intragranular nanostructure
  • Mechanical propertie
  • Nanocomposite
  • Tetragonal zirconia polycrystal (TZP)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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