Accession Number:

AD0614761

Title:

CERTAIN PROPERTIES OF HIGHER PURITY ZIRCONIUM DIOXIDE,

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FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1965-04-09

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

An increase in purity of initial zirconium dioxide to a 99.5 content of basic oxide, improves the phys-mechan properties of the material at high temperatures, which considerably exceed analogous characteristics for objects on technical ZrO2 base. The optimum amount of stabilizing oxide for ZrO2 of higher purity is 10 mol. of CaO or MgO, which under industrial calcining temperatures 1700-1750C assures total sintering of the material, sufficient degree of its stabilization and highest phys-mechanical properties. Stabilization of ZrO2 with magnesium oxide assures better calcining packing of the material mainly at low sintering temperatures to 1700C and obtainment of calcined objects with much higher mechanical characteristics in comparison with ZrO2, stabilized with calcium oxide. TiO2 and A12O3 admixtures even though they do improve the sintering of ZrO2 of higher purity during its stabilization with calcium oxide, but simultaneously they reduce the heat resistant properties of the material, which is especially evident in case of an A12O3 admixture. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE