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A Huge Effect of Weak dc Electrical Fields on Grain Growth in Zirconia

Ghosh, Santonu and Chokshi, Atul H and Lee, Pilhwa and Raj, Rishi (2009) A Huge Effect of Weak dc Electrical Fields on Grain Growth in Zirconia. In: Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 92 (8). pp. 1856-1859.

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We show that the application of a modest dc electrical field, about 4 V/cm, can significantly reduce grain growth in yttria-stabilized polycrystalline zirconia. These measurements were made by annealing samples, for 10 h at 1300°C, with and without an electrical field. The finding adds a new dimension to the role of applied electrical fields in sintering and superplasticity, phenomena that are critical to the net-shape processing of ceramics. Grain-growth retardation will considerably enhance the rates of sintering and superplasticity, leading to significant energy efficiencies in the processing of ceramics.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of the American Ceramic Society
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley and Sons.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2009 10:52
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/22444

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