Synthesis and mechanical properties of lanthanum oxide (La2O3)doped 8 mol % yttria-stabilized cubic zirconia (8YSZ)

In this study, 8 mol % yttria stabilized cubic zirconia (8YSZ) powders as a matrix material and 0-15 wt% La<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> powders as an additive were used in order to determine the effect of La<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> addition and amount on the phase stability, microstructure and mechanical properties of 8YSZ. XRD results showed the existence of… CONTINUE READING