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Zirconia–spinel composites. Part II: mechanical properties

Quénard, Olivier and Laurent, Christophe and Peigney, Alain and Rousset, Abel Zirconia–spinel composites. Part II: mechanical properties. (2000) Materials Research Bulletin, 35 (12). 1979-1987. ISSN 0025-5408

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-5408(00)00409-8


The mechanical properties (fracture strength, fracture toughness, and Vickers microhardness) of MgAl2O4 and x wt% ZrO2–MgAl2O4 (1 # x # 30) hot-pressed materials were measured at room temperature. Two kinds of materials, which were prepared from either ball-milled or attrited powders, were investigated. Compared with an unreinforced spinel, a twofold (or greater) increase in both strengthening and toughening was measured for materials with the highest zirconia content (30 wt%). It was found that dispersing only 1 wt% of zirconia in the spinel produced a marked increase in the Vickers microhardness. The total zirconia content appears to be a key parameter.

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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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