Effect of Gd2O3 on the thermal conductivity of ZrO2-4 mol.% Y2O3 ceramics fabricated by spark plasma sintering

Byung Koog Jang, Seongwon Kim, Yoon Suk Oh, Hyung Tae Kim, Yoshio Sakka, Hideyuki Murakami

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Porous and dense ZrO2-4 mol.% Y2O3 ceramics were fabricated by spark plasma sintering at 1100 and 1500 °C. The porosity of the ceramics sintered at 1100 °C increased with the addition of ∼0-5 mol.% Gd2O3. In contrast, the ceramics sintered at 1500 °C showed full density regardless of the amount of Gd 2O3 addition. The fluorite-type Gd2Zr 2O7 phase was formed as the second phase in the tetragonal ZrO2 matrix. The thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity of sintered ZrO2-4 mol.% Y2O3 decreased with increasing Gd2O3 addition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Fluorite structure
  • GdO
  • GdZrO
  • Thermal conductivity
  • ZrO-4 mol.%YO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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