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Characterization of the alumina–zirconia ceramic system by ultrasonic velocity measurements
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Carreon، نويسنده , , Hector and Ruiz، نويسنده , , Alberto and Medina، نويسنده , , Ariosto and Barrera، نويسنده , , Gerardo and Zarate، نويسنده , , Juan، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
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In this work an alumina–zirconia ceramic composites have been prepared with α-Al2O3 contents from 10 to 95 wt.%. The alumina–zirconia ceramic system was characterized by means of precise ultrasonic velocity measurements. In order to find out the factors affecting the variation in wave velocity, the ceramic composite have been examined by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and (SEM) scanning electron microscopy. It was found that the ultrasonic velocity measurements changed considerably with respect to the ceramic composite composition. In particular, we studied the behavior of the physical material property hardness, an important parameter of the ceramic composite mechanical properties, with respect to the variation in the longitudinal and shear wave velocities. Shear wave velocities exhibited a stronger interaction with microstructural and sub-structural features as compared to that of longitudinal waves. In particular, this phenomena was observed for the highest α-Al2O3 content composite. Interestingly, an excellent correlation between ultrasonic velocity measurements and ceramic composite hardness was observed.
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Alumina–zirconia ceramic , ultrasonic velocity , Density , Indentation hardness , Inverse correlation
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Materials Characterization
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