A modified gel casting procedure based on a natural gelatin for food industry and commercial polyethylene spheres as pore formers was successfully exploited to produce dense and porous ceramic bodies made of yttria stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystal (Y-TZP). Vickers and Knoop microhardness, elastic modulus and fracture toughness measurements on dense samples obtained by experimental investigation closely matched results found in the literature for similar materials. However, after a careful analysis of obtained results, no indentation size effect and a lower scattering of experimental data from low load indentations were observed, in comparison with literature. Mechanical testing of porous samples (with reproducible values of porosity of about 40%) evidenced a high scattering of compressive strength values, suggesting that the uneven distribution of cavities in the material or the presence of defects from the agglomeration of pore forming agents could have a more direct influence on the mechanical properties of such materials than the absolute value of porosity.
|Titolo:||Preparation and mechanical characterization of dense and porous zirconia produced by gel casting with gelatin as a gelling agent|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.ceramint.2009.02.017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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