This book is based on the Fifth International Conference that was held on 16-21 August, 1992 in Melbourne, Australia, in conjunction with AUSTCERAM 92. It demonstrates that the field of Zirconia ceramics remains one of scientific challenge and technical attraction.
Phase Transformations 1. Isothermal Martensitic Transformation in Zr02 Ceramics 2. Nucleation in Stress-Induced Tetragonal-Monoclinic Transformation of Constrained Zirconia 3. Defect Chemistry, Phase Stability and Properties of Zirconia Polycrystals 4. The Tetragonal-Monoclinic Transformations of Zirconia Studied by Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Differential Thermal Analysis 5. Phase Diagram Calculations for Zr02 Based Ceramics: Thermodynamic Regularities in Zirconate Formation and Solubilities of Transition Metal Oxides 6. Further Observations of an Orthorhombic Zirconia in Magnesia-Partially Stabilised Zirconia 7. Stress-Induced Tetragonal— Orthorhombic Transformation in Mg-PSZ 8. The Cubic-to-Tetragonal Transformation in Zirconia Alloys 9. On the Stability of Tetragonal Precipitates in Y203-Partially Stabilized Zr02 Single Crystals 10. Cubic-Tetragonal Phase Transformations in the Zr02-Ce02 System 11. Martensitic Transformation in Deoxidized Ceria-Zirconia Ceramics 12. High Temperature X-Ray Diffraction Study on Cubic-Tetragonal Phase Transition in the Zr02-R01.3 Systems (R: Rare Earths) 13. TZPS in the Ti02-Y203-Zr02 System 14. The Effect of Low Temperature Aqueous Environments on 15. Magnesia-Partially Stabilised Zirconia (Mg-PSZ) 16. Degradation of Y-TZP in Moist Environments 17. Characterization of H20-Aged TZP by Elastic Recoil Detection Analysis (ERDA) 18. A Novel Characterisation of Phases in Zirconia-Based Ceramics—91Zr NMR 19. Kinetics and Crystallography of the Monoclinic (B) to Cubic (C) Transformation in Dysprosia (Dy203) 20. High Temperature Transformation Toughening of Magnesia by Terbia Processing and Microstructural Control 21. Hydrothermal Synthesis and Properties of Yttria Fully Stabilized Zirconia Powders 22. Formation of Ultrafine Multicomponent Zr02-Based Powders in an RF Plasma 23. Microstructural Evolution in Spherical Zirconia-Yttria Powders 24. The Structure of Rapidly Quenched Zircon Melts 25. Preparation of MgO Dispersed with ZrO2 by Hydrolysis of Zirconium Butoxide 26. The Effect of Granule Morphology on the Strength and Weibull Modulus of ZTA Made from Spray Dried Powders 27. Preparation and Characterisation of Sol-Gel Derived Zirconia Coatings 28. Slip Casting of Y203-Stabilized Zr02 29. Low Temperature Sinter Forging of Nanostructured Y-TZP 30. Sinter Forging as a Tool for Improving the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Zirconia Toughened Alumina 31. Sintering of Large TZP Components 32. Fabrication and Characterization of Microwave Sintered Zirconia Ceramics 33. Densification Behaviour and Microstructural Features of 3YTZP with and without Additives Mechanical Properties