Fracture toughness KIC analysis of Co-doped 7YSZ

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Journal titleMaterials Science and Technology
Pages16061609; # of pages: 4
Subject7YSZ; Co-doped; Crack geometries; High porosity; Monoclinic zirconia; Non-linear; Tetragonal zirconia; Young's Modulus; Fracture; Fracture testing; Indentation; Vickers hardness; Vickers hardness testing; Ytterbium; Zirconia; Fracture toughness
AbstractCo-doped samples of 7YSZ with Yb 3+, Ce 4+ and Nb 5+ having high porosity are subject to Vickers hardness testing. Fracture toughness K IC values are obtained by measuring linear and non-linear crack geometries. Three separate means are used to calculate the fracture toughness and to investigate the associated trends. It is confirmed that high amounts of retained tetragonal zirconia improve fracture toughness, while elevated amounts of monoclinic zirconia lower overall fracture toughness. The experimental trend for increasing K IC is Nb:7YSZ<Yb:7YSZ, 7YSZ<Ce:7YSZ; however, this trend is qualitative as the Young's modulus values for different samples are corrected for porosity using an equation that does not generally apply to indentation techniques. © 2011 Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); Aerospace (AERO-AERO)
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NPARC number21271132
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