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Influence of Heat Treatment in Sintering Process on Characteristics of Al2o3-Zro2 Ceramics Systems

A. Rittidech and T. Tunkasiri

Abstract

Al2O3-ZrO2 ceramics containing 5-50 mol% ZrO2 were prepared by solid state reaction method. The bulk density, average grain size and microhardness of Al2O3-ZrO2 ceramics system as function of ZrO2 content were investigated. The dense Al2O3-ZrO2 ceramics were successfully by means of carefully control processing parameters that include sintering temperature and heating/cooling rates. These ceramics with higher ZrO2 content was obtained high bulk densities and small grain sizes. However, the high hardness values were exhibited from Al2O3-ZrO2 ceramics with dopants ZrO2 between 1-10mol% and its tend to decrease with concentration of ZrO2. It can be found that the fast heating/cooling rates are controlled grain growth and obtained high hardness in materials. The results gave good correlation between stoichiometry characteristics, heating/cooling rates in sintering and microstructure of fabricated dense and mechanical properties.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 6 No. 2, 2009, 309-312

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2009.309.312

Submitted On: 13 June 2008 Published On: 28 February 2009

How to Cite: Rittidech, A. & Tunkasiri, T. (2009). Influence of Heat Treatment in Sintering Process on Characteristics of Al2o3-Zro2 Ceramics Systems . American Journal of Applied Sciences, 6(2), 309-312. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2009.309.312

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Keywords

  • Al2O3-ZrO2 ceramics
  • microhardness
  • heating/cooling rates
  • sintering