Diffraction Line-Broadening Analysis of Al2O3/Y-TZP Ceramic Composites by Neutron Diffraction Measurement

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Diffraction Line-Broadening Analysis of Al2O3/Y-TZP Ceramic Composites by Neutron Diffraction Measurement

K. Fan, J. Ruiz-Hervias, C. Baudin, J. Gurauskis

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Time-of-flight neutron diffraction was used for through-thickness measurement in a series of Al2O3/Y-TZP (alumina/tetragonal ZrO2 stabilized with 3 mol.% Y2O3) ceramic composites. Different zirconia contents (5 vol.% and 40 vol.%) and green processing routes (a novel tape casting and conventional slip casting) were investigated. Diffraction line broadening analysis was carried out by using the Rietveld refinement method combined with the “double-Voigt” modelling to obtain the domain size and microstrain in the different phases. The results indicate that peak broadening is noticeable in zirconia (associated to microstrains) but not in alumina. The microstructure and non-uniform microstrains were mainly influenced by the Y-TZP content in the studied Al2O3/Y-TZP composites, irrespective of the measured direction and the fabrication process.

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Ceramic Composites, Tape Casting, Neutron Diffraction, Peak Broadening, Microstrain

Published online 4/20/2018, 6 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: K. Fan, J. Ruiz-Hervias, C. Baudin, J. Gurauskis, ‘Diffraction Line-Broadening Analysis of Al2O3/Y-TZP Ceramic Composites by Neutron Diffraction Measurement’, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 4, pp 53-58, 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781945291678-8

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