Chapter 7. ZrO2 Powders for Advanced and Engineered Ceramics
- William Smothers
Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1985 The American Ceramics Society, Inc.
Proceedings of the Conference on Raw Materials for Advanced and Engineered Ceramics: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 9/10
How to Cite
Clough, D. J. (2008) ZrO2 Powders for Advanced and Engineered Ceramics, in Proceedings of the Conference on Raw Materials for Advanced and Engineered Ceramics: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 9/10 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320297.ch7
- Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1985
Print ISBN: 9780470374368
Online ISBN: 9780470320297
- zirconia-based ceramics;
- electro-optic devices;
The potential for zirconia-based ceramics is wide ranging. Current interest has focused on tough, high strength ceramics for advanced heat engines. Many other applications seek to utilize the remarkable properties ofzirconia ceramics–thermal, mechanical electrical and optical. Many technical problems have to be overcome before the potential is realized, the first being production of suitable raw materials. Worldwide there is active research into the synthesis of zirconia powders and chemical methods are preferred. Chemical methods include: neutralization and coprecipitation, hydrolysis, hydrothermal, decomposition of salt solutions. An understanding of zirconium solution chemistry is important for the production ofzirconia and its subsequent application. Major aspects of zirconia ceramics are reviewed starting from the mineral source to the finished product.