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Fracture Mirrors in a Nanoscale 3Y-TZP



George D. Quinn, J Eichler, U Eisele, J Rodel


The strengths of fine microstructural scale yttria stabilized rectangular bars and circular disks were measured by four-point flexure and by flat ball (piston) on three ball methods. Fracture mirror sizes were measured and correlated to the strengths. Although it was difficult to precisely judge the mirror boundary location in this material, consistent readings could be obtained once some simple guidelines were followed.
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
No. 3


ball on 3 ball strength fractography, flexural strength, fracture mirror, mirror constant, nanocrystalline, zirconia


Quinn, G. , Eichler, J. , Eisele, U. and Rodel, J. (2004), Fracture Mirrors in a Nanoscale 3Y-TZP, Journal of the American Ceramic Society (Accessed July 16, 2024)


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Created March 1, 2004, Updated February 19, 2017