Synthesis and Characterisation of YSZ–Al2O3 Nanostructured Materials
Authors: Santoyo-Salazar, J.; González, G.; Schabes-Retchkiman, P. S.; Ascencio, J. A.; Tartaj-Salvador, J.; Chávez-Carvayar, J. A.
Source: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Volume 6, Number 7, July 2006 , pp. 2103-2109(7)
Publisher: American Scientific Publishers
Abstract:In this work a co-precipitation route was used to synthesise two yttria-stabilised-zirconia (YSZ) phases with different concentrations of alumina (Al2O3). A tetragonal, with 3mol% yttria, and a cubic, with 8 mol% yttria, phases were added with alumina in different weight proportions, 90/10, 80/20, 70/30, and 60/40, respectively. After synthesised, products were sintered in a range 800–1100 °C for different intervals of time. Compounds were characterised by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Rietveld refinements, using FULPROF-Suite software, were carried out to obtain the cell parameters and structural characterisation of products.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2006-07-01
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