Synthesis of nanograined ZrO2-based composites by chemical processing and pulse electric current sintering

Masashi Yoshimura, Tatsuki Ohjl, Mutsuo Sando, Yong Ho Choa, Tohru Sekino, Koichi Niihara

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Nanograined yttrium-stabilized ZrO2/Al2O3 composites were fabricated by a pulse electric current sintering (PECS) method. The starting powders with sizes less than 10 nm were successfully synthesized by the chemical process. The composites sintered at temperatures above 1300°C showed the relative density above 98%. Examination by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showed that the yttrium-stabilized ZrO2/10 mol% Al2O3 composite consisted of the homogeneous and very fine matrix grains with sizes less than 100 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-21
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemical processing
  • Nanograined material
  • Pulse electric current sintering
  • ZrO/AlO composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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