Atomic force microscopy study of the surface degradation mechanisms of zirconia based ceramics

  title={Atomic force microscopy study of the surface degradation mechanisms of zirconia based ceramics},
  author={Sylvain Deville and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Chevalier and Gilbert Fantozzi and R. Torrecillas and J. Bartolom'e and Jos{\'e} Seraf{\'i}n Moya},
  journal={arXiv: Materials Science},
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) can be used to characterise several aspects of the surface degradation and reinforcement mechanisms of zirconia based ceramics, such as crack propagation, martensitic relief formation, grains pull-out and transformation toughening. AFM can also be used to quantify precisely the transformation and provide reliable parameters for long term degradation prediction. In particular, the tetragonal to monoclinic (t-m) phase transformation of zirconia has been the object of… Expand

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