Rakshit, J (2010) Preparation of Yttria Stabilized Zirconia Precursor Hydroxy Hydrogel through Co-precipitation and Study of Sintering Process of Calcined Hydrogel. Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society, 69 (4). pp. 223-228. ISSN 0371-750X

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Synthetic process of making yttria stabilized sub-micron zirconia powder was studied by co-precipitation technique at room temperature using zirconyl chloride solution of different concentrations. The effect of concentration on particle agglomeration and sinterability of powder mixed with yttrium nitrate solution as a source of Y(2)O(3) and ammonia as precipitating agent was investigated. Hydrogels of different batches obtained by precipitation reaction were characterized by characterizing particle size and specific surface area, SEM, XRD, TGA and DTA analyses. Hydrogel obtained from low concentrated ZrOCl(2) solution showed large particle size and low specific surface area due to hard agglomerate of fine particles and poor sintering behaviour of calcined powder compared to powder obtained from high concentrated solution. Sintering temperature of 1400 degrees C was found to be suitable for optimum densification (96.8% theoretical density) as also optimum flexural strength (similar to 345 MPa) that was achieved (in case of the calcined gel of agglomerate size 3.7 mu m) for powder precipitated from 30 wt% zirconyl chloride solution sintered at 1400 degrees C. This was attributed to small particle size and high specific surface area (compared to other stock solution) of hydrogel precipitated from 30 wt% stock solution. SEM of sintered sample showed fine grained structure with absence of pore.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tetragonal zirconuia polycrystals; Hydrogel; Agglomerate; Densification; Crystallization
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 06:46
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2015 07:04
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/902

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