IMPLEMENTATION OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR CAST METALS.
DARTMOUTH COLL HANOVER N H THAYER SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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Phase equilibrium studies in the system ZrO2-MgO locate the eutectoid point at 13.7 mole MgO at 1400C. Disagreement in the literature as to the position of the eutectoid point can be attributed to the difficulty in the attainment of equilibrium or method of analysis. A model of the stabilization process based primarily upon entropy of mixing effects alone satisfactorily explains the relative positions of the tetragonal cubic - cubic phase field boundaries observed experimentally in various binary zirconia systems. Commercially significant conclusions are drawn as a result of these studies with respect to the process variables, time, temperature, and stabilization compound addition and identity to derive the true benefits of high quality ZrO2 refractory bodies. Author
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Properties of Metals and Alloys