The present contribution reports some interesting and new results obtained while developing yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia (Y-TZP) using spark plasma sintering (SPS). The experimental results clearly showed that ZrO2-nanoceramics with high hardness(∼14.5 GPa) can be processed at a lower sintering temperature of 1200°C in a short time (5 min). Another important result is that the newly developed Y-TZP nanoceramics, compared with the conventional sintered TZP, exhibit better fretting wear resistance against bearing steel. The intergranular fracture and the grain pullout were observed as the major wear mechanisms of the zirconia nanoceramics.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the American Ceramic Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Sep 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites