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Li, Q., Ling, Y., Zheng, H., Chen, G., Chen, J., Koppala, S., Jiang, Q., Li, K., Omran, M., & Gao, L. (2021). Phase microstructure and morphology evolution of MgO-PSZ ceramics during the microwave sintering process. Ceramics International, 47(11), 15849–15858.

Phase microstructure and morphology evolution of MgO-PSZ ceramics during the microwave sintering process

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Author: Li, Qiannan1; Ling, Yeqing1; Zheng, Hewen1;
Organizations: 1Kunming Key Laboratory of Energy Materials Chemistry, Key Laboratory of Green-Chemistry Materials in University of Yunnan Province, Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming, 650500, PR China
2Panjin Institute of Industrial Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Panjin, 124221, Liaoning, PR China
3Process Metallurgy Research Group, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2021
Publish Date: 2023-02-22


In the present study, controllable microwave sintering was applied to prepare partially stabilised zirconia ceramics with enhanced phase composition and a more uniform structure. To reveal the phase interface properties and structural changes of PSZ ceramics during the microwave sintering process, XRD, FT-IR, Raman, and SEM characterisations were utilised. XRD analysis and Raman analysis demonstrated that the increase of sintering temperature promoted the martensite conversion. However, prolonging duration time was unconducive to the retention of the stable phase. Additionally, the FT-IR characteristic peak movement caused by the reversible phase martensite transformation was observed. Furthermore, SEM analysis found that microwave treatment improved the grain size and structure distribution of the as-received MgO-PSZ sample. This work constructed a controllable technical prototype of preparing PSZ ceramics via microwave sintering, which can provide a theoretical basis and experimental basis for further industrial production.

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Series: Ceramics international
ISSN: 0272-8842
ISSN-E: 1873-3956
ISSN-L: 0272-8842
Volume: 47
Issue: 11
Pages: 15849 - 15858
DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2021.02.159
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 216 Materials engineering
Funding: Financial support from National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51764052), and Innovative Research Team (in Science and Technology) in the University of Yunnan province.
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