Microstructure and anisotropic properties of textured ZrB2 and ZrB2-MoSi2 ceramics prepared by strong magnetic field alignment

Wen Wen Wu, Yoshio Sakka, Tohru S. Suzuki, Guo Jun Zhang

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Dense, highly textured ZrB2 and ZrB2-MoSi2 ceramics were fabricated via a strong magnetic field alignment method followed by spark plasma sintering. Unlike with the previous studies, which only focused on the alignment of single-phase particles, both ZrB2 and MoSi 2, which exhibited a magnetic anisotropy, have been aligned in this study. The alignment of MoSi2 in the same direction of ZrB 2 enhanced the degree of orientation of ZrB2, decreased the grain size, but increased the aspect ratio of the platelet ZrB2 grains. The microstructure and anisotropic mechanical properties as well as the oxidation resistance in different directions were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-227
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Marketing
  • Materials Chemistry

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