Effect of 24 GHz microwave heating on creep deformation of yttria partially stabilised zirconia ceramics with titania and tin oxide additives

Akira Kishimoto, Kyohei Yamashita, Takasi Teranisi, Hidetaka Hayashi, Saburo Sano

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The effect of quasi-millimetre-wave (24 GHz microwave) heating on creep deformation was investigated on partially-stabilised zirconia through tensile testing at temperatures from 1100 to 1350 °C over stresses from 3 to 10 MPa. The specimens were fabricated by sintering the 3 mol% of yttria stabilised ZrO2 (3YSZ) powder dispersed with SiO2, SiO2/SnO2 or SiO2/TiO2 at 1600 °C. In tensile test using the quasi-millimetre wave heating, strain rates of SiO2 dispersed 3YSZ were similar to that with a conventional furnace heating. The 3YSZ sample containing the TiO2 addition exhibited a different strain rate when heated by millimeter-wave irradiation as against conventional furnace heating, it is proposed that this difference can be explained due to TiO2 having a high-dielectric constant resulting in a non-thermal effect when subjected to quasi-millimeter wavelength radiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5785-5789
Number of pages5
JournalCeramics International
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015



  • Creep deformation
  • Millimetre-wave heating
  • Tin dioxide
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Zirconia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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