Mechanical alloying process of the zirconia-8 mol % yttria ceramic powder

Y. L. Chen*, M. Qi, J. S. Wu, D. H. Wang, D. Z. Yang

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The phase transformation process of zirconia-8 mol % yttria powder mixtures during a high energy ball milling process has been studied by means of x-ray diffraction analysis. It has been found that the m-ZrO2 (monoclinic zirconia) transforms first to m-ZrO2 solid solution and then to t-ZrO2 (tetragonal zirconia) solid solution. Finally, a single cubic zirconia solid solution phase forms after prolonged milling. The structural transformation is discussed and explained in terms of the phase relations in zirconia-yttria ceramics and the nonequilibrium nature of the mechanical alloying.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-305
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1994

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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