Polymer complex solution route to the low-temperature synthesis of tetragonal Zr0.88Ce0.12O2 with a reduced amount of organic substance

Shigeo Yamamoto, Masato Kakihana, Shingo Kato

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Powders of composition Zr0.88Ce0.12O2 were synthesized at reduced temperatures (600-800 °C) by a polymer complex solution (PCS) method using polyvinylalcohol (PVA) and by the Pechini-type in situ polymerizable complex (IPC) method. Both methods produced transparent organic polymer complex gels without any precipitation, which after heat treatments at temperatures above 600 °C converted to a compositionally homogeneous tetragonal form of Zr0.88Ce0.12O2. It was demonstrated that the PVA-based PCS method overcame a weakness of the IPC method; i.e., the amount of organic substance required for the PVA-based PCS method is less than that required for the IPC method by a factor of about 20.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-86
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Feb 2
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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