Chapter 7. ZrO2 Powders for Advanced and Engineered Ceramics

  1. William Smothers
  1. David J. Clough

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320297.ch7

Proceedings of the Conference on Raw Materials for Advanced and Engineered Ceramics: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 9/10

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

Author Information

  1. Magnesium Elektron, Inc. Flemington, NJ 08822

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374368

Online ISBN: 9780470320297

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Keywords:

  • zirconia-based ceramics;
  • synthesis;
  • piezoelectric;
  • electro-optic devices;
  • TZP

Summary

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.