Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 27, Issue 14, pp 3749–3755 | Cite as

Sol-gel formation of zirconia: preparation, structure and rheology of sols

  • C. Wolf
  • C. Rüssel


Different sol-gel methods for the preparation of ZrO2 were investigated. Depending on the chemical composition of the initial solutions, various results such as gel-precipitation, the formation of stable sols or amorphous gels were obtained. Sols prepared by different methods are composed of different structural units and exhibit quite different rheological behaviour such as shear thickening, Newtonian flow, shear thinning and thixotropic flow. By variation of the chemical composition of the sol, an optimized rheological behaviour can be achieved for a given purpose.


Polymer Zirconia Initial Solution Structural Unit Rheological Behaviour 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Wolf
    • 1
  • C. Rüssel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaften III (Glas und Keramik)Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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