Kumar, P and Nath, M and Ghosh, A and Tripathi, Himansu Sekhar (2015) Enhancement of thermal shock resistance of reaction sintered mullite-zirconia composites in the presence of lanthanum oxide. Materials Characterization, 101. pp. 34-39. ISSN 1044-5803

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Mullite-zirconia composites containing 20 wt.% zirconia were prepared by reaction sintering of zircon flour, sillimanite beach sand and calcined alumina. 0 to 8 mol% of La2O3 with respect to zirconia was used as sintering aid. The effect of additive on the various physical, microstructures, mechanical and thermo-mechanical properties was studied. Quantitative phase analysis shows the change in tetragonal zirconia content with incorporation of lanthanum oxide. La2O3 addition has significantly improved the thermal shock resistance of the samples. Samples without additive retained only 20% of initial flexural strength after 5 cycles, whereas samples containing 5 mol% La2O3 retained almost 78% of its initial flexural strength even after 15 thermal shock cycles. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Refractories
Divisions: Refractory
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2015 12:16
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2015 12:16
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/3017

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