Microstructure and physical properties of transparent thoria-yttria ceramics


The investigation of microstructure, some electrical and optical parameters of transparent ThO2-15 mol % yo1.5 ceramics has shown: (a) a very low porosity, close to zero; (b) a higher electrical conductivity than is usual for ThO2 ceramics of the same composition, with the activation energy 1.12 eV; (c) a relative permittivity ɛr ∼ 33 under the given conditions; (d) confirmation of a single-phase fluorite-type cubic structure by means of Raman and infrared spectra.

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Hartmanová, M., Šály, V., Hanic, F. et al. Microstructure and physical properties of transparent thoria-yttria ceramics. J Mater Sci 26, 4313–4317 (1991). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00543644

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  • Polymer
  • Microstructure
  • Porosity
  • Activation Energy
  • Electrical Conductivity