Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 22, pp 9409–9414 | Cite as

Sintering of ultra-fine tetragonal yttria-stabilized zirconia ceramics

  • Hwan-Cheol Kim
  • In-Jin ShonEmail author
  • In-Kyoon Jeong
  • In-Yong Ko
  • Z. A. Munir


High-frequency induction heated sintering (HFIHS) is utilized to consolidate ultra-fine grain tetragonal zirconia stabilized with 3 mol%Y2O3 (3Y-SZ) ceramics. Densification to near theoretical density in a relatively short time can be accomplished using this method. Samples of 3Y-SZ with a relative density of up to 99.5% and an average grain size of about 170 nm could be obtained by sintering at 950 °C for 5 min under a pressure of 100 MPa pressure. The influence of sintering temperature and mechanical pressure on the final density and grain size of the sintered products was investigated. The sintered materials had fracture toughness and hardness values of 4.4 MPa m1/2 and 10.7 GPa, respectively.


Zirconia Fracture Toughness Sinter Temperature Spark Plasma Sinter Solid Oxide Fuel Cell 



This work was supported by the grant of Post-Doc. Program, Chonbuk National University (2005). The support of one of us (ZAM) by the Army Office of Research is acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hwan-Cheol Kim
    • 1
  • In-Jin Shon
    • 1
    Email author
  • In-Kyoon Jeong
    • 1
  • In-Yong Ko
    • 1
  • Z. A. Munir
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Advanced Materials Engineering, Research Center of Advanced Materials Development, Engineering Research InstituteChonbuk National UniversityJeonjuRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Facility for Advanced Combustion Synthesis, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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