Development of Al2O3-ZrO2 Nanostructured Composites Using Pulsed Power Technologies

  1. Prof. Dr. M. Rühle3 and
  2. Prof. Dr. H. Gleiter4
  1. V. Ivanov1,
  2. Y. Kotov1,
  3. V. Khrustov1,
  4. O. Samatov1,
  5. S. Ivin1,
  6. A. Murzakaev1,
  7. V. Osipov1,
  8. M. Ivanov1,
  9. A. Shtol`ts2 and
  10. A. Medvedev2

Published Online: 23 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/352760622X.ch28

Interface Controlled Materials, Volume 9

Interface Controlled Materials, Volume 9

How to Cite

Ivanov, V., Kotov, Y., Khrustov, V., Samatov, O., Ivin, S., Murzakaev, A., Osipov, V., Ivanov, M., Shtol`ts, A. and Medvedev, A. (2000) Development of Al2O3-ZrO2 Nanostructured Composites Using Pulsed Power Technologies, in Interface Controlled Materials, Volume 9 (eds M. Rühle and H. Gleiter), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/352760622X.ch28

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung, Seestraße 92, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany

  2. 4

    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Postfach 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Electrophysics UD RAS, Ekaterinburg, Russia

  2. 2

    Ural State Technical University, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301911

Online ISBN: 9783527606221



  • interface controlled materials;
  • Al2O3-ZrO2 nanostructured composites;
  • pulsed power technologies


Fully dense Al2O3-ZrO2 nanostructured composites were fabricated by a pulsed magnetic compaction and conventional sintering of the nano-sized powders. Two different approaches have been applied for production of the composite powders. Powders of the first group were prepared by mixing in the iso-propanol of a pure Al2O3 powder produced by electrical explosion of wire, and a Y2O3-stabilized ZrO2 produced by pulsed laser vaporization of target. Powders of the second group were prepared by pulsed laser evaporation of targets comprising mixtures of coarse Al2O3 and 1.6YSZ particles. This treatment caused formation of nano-sized particles in largely metastable states: amorphous Al2O3 and Al2O3-Y2O3-ZrO2 solid solutions. The sintered composite from the first group containing nearly equal volume fractions of Al2O3 and 2.8YSZ phases 70 and 140 nm in size respectively proved to be the best. It was characterized by the maximum density and bending strength.