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The effect of the relative content of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) on the compaction, phase composition, microstructure, and mechanical properties of composites based on yttria-stabilized zirconia obtained via spark plasma sintering is studied. We found that a substantial increase in the relative density from 98.26 to 99.98% is observed in the composites containing 0.1 and 0.5 wt % SWCNT. It is established that SWCNTs partially limit the monoclinic–tetragonal transition occurring during high-temperature treatment of zirconia. The fracture toughness of the composite containing 1 wt % SWCNT increases by 38% compared to ceramics without additives.

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The authors are grateful to M.R. Predtechenskii and A.E. Bezrodnyi for providing “Tuball” single-walled carbon nanotubes.


The study was performed on the basis of Nano Center of National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University.

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Leonov, A.A., Dvilis, E.S., Khasanov, O.L. et al. CERAMIC COMPOSITE BASED ON ZIRCONIA REINFORCED BY SINGLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES. Nanotechnol Russia 14, 118–124 (2019) doi:10.1134/S1995078019020095

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