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Strength control of a ceramic composite by electric field
Author(s): Akira Kishimoto; Satoshi Seo
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Paper Abstract

The change in strength of barium titanate/zirconia composite on polarization treatment is evaluated, and the mechanism of this phenomenon is discussed. We have already reported that the bending strength of this composite has increased on longitudinal poling. In this study bending strength of BT/8YSZ composite increased on longitudinal poling and decreases on transverse poling compared with the untreated samples. Both strengthened and weakened specimens tend to return to the almost original strength by heating over Tc of barium titanate. Then, the crack propagation after polarization treatment is observed by SEM, and the detour of cracks around barium titanate grains is found in the cracks going along the poling direction. The detour of crack probably has close connection with the increase in strength in the poling direction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4234, Smart Materials, (6 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424423
Show Author Affiliations
Akira Kishimoto, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Satoshi Seo, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4234:
Smart Materials
Alan R. Wilson; Hiroshi Asanuma, Editor(s)

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