Examining the impact of MnO2 and CeO2 on mechanical properties, degradability, and the microstructure of Zirconia

Ragurajan Dinesh, Satgunam Meenaloshini, G. Mohsen, Umma Sankar

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The effect of CeO2 and MnO2 additions (up to 1 wt%) on the sintering behaviour of yttria-stabilized zirconia sintered from 1250ºC to 1450ºC was investigated. From the findings, mechanical properties are likely to improve via the addition of 0.2 wt% CeO2 and 0.8 wt% MnO2 with Y-TZP. This composition increased the density of Y-TZP. The value of density achieved was about 6.04 g/cm3, approximately 98% of the theoretical density of Y-TZP. The mechanical properties (i.e. hardness and strength) of the material were significantly increased as well. Besides that, the 0.2 wt% CeO2 and 0.8 wt% MnO2 composite displayed higher elasticity of 211 GPa compared to pure Y-TZP with a theoretical value of 200 GPa. Sintering over 1450 ºC is expected to degenerate the composite’s physical and mechanical properties. Sintering at higher temperatures (>1350 °C) would affect the properties of the composite, due to a bigger grain size obtained at high temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-577
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering
Issue number8 Special Issue 3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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