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Identification Of Tetragonal And Cubic Structures Of Zirconia Using Synchrotron X-Radiation Source, Ram Srinivasan, Robert J. De Angelis, Gene Ice, Burtron H. Davis Jan 1991

Identification Of Tetragonal And Cubic Structures Of Zirconia Using Synchrotron X-Radiation Source, Ram Srinivasan, Robert J. De Angelis, Gene Ice, Burtron H. Davis

Mechanical & Materials Engineering Faculty Publications

X-ray diffraction from a synchrotron source was employed in an attempt to identify the crystal structures in zirconia ceramics produced by the sol-gel method. The particles of chemically precipitated zirconia, after calcination below 600 °C, are very fine, and have a diffracting particle size in the range of 7-15 nm. As the tetragonal and cubic structures of zirconia have similar lattice parameters, it is difficult to distinguish between the two. The tetragonal structure can be identified only by the characteristic splittings of the Bragg profiles from the "c" index planes. However, these split Bragg peaks from the tetragonal phase in ...