We show that cubic 8 mol% yttria (8YSZ) can be sintered at 750°C with the application of DC electrical fields; in comparison the lowest sintering temperature for 3YSZ was 850°C. Furthermore, cubic zirconia exhibits the onset of flash sintering at 30 V/cm, whereas 3YSZ begins flash sintering at 60 V/cm. However, the volume specific power dissipation for the onset of flash sintering remains similar at ∼10 mW/mm3. The easier sintering of 8YSZ is ascribed to its higher ionic conductivity.
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