Naskar, Milan Kanti and Chatterjee, Minati and Ganguli, Dibyendu (2002) Role of some rare earth (RE) ions (RE = La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd and Dy) in crystal and mechanical behaviours of sol-gel derived ZrO2-2 mol% RE2O3 spun fibres calcined at 1300 degrees C. Bulletin of Materials Science, 25 (5). pp. 413-417. ISSN 0250-4707

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Crystal behaviours such as crystallization temperature (amorphous to tetragonal (t) zirconia), tendency of phase transformation (tetragonal to monoclinic (m) zirconia) and lattice strain were studied with mechanical property e.g. tensile strength of sol-gel derived ZrO2-2 mol% RE2O3 (RE = La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd and Dy) spun fibres. Rare earth cations of varying sizes played a significant role in changing the above mentioned properties of ZrO2-2 mol% RE2O3 fibres. It was found that with decreasing the ionic size difference between the zirconium and RE ions, crystallization temperature (amorphous —> t-ZrO2) decreased, the probability of phase transformation (t —> m) decreased, lattice strain which is related to lattice distortion decreased and tensile strength increased.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rare earth; Ionic size; Crystallization temperature; Phase transformation; Lattice strain; tensile strength
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Sol Gel
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2012 12:32
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2012 12:32

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