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Thermal Conductivity of Two Compositions of Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia



Andrew J. Slifka, Bernard J. Filla, Judith K. Stalick


The thermal conductivities of two different compositions of yttria-stabilized zirconia have been measured using an absolute, steady-state method. The measurements were made in a one-dised guarded-hot-plate apparatus from 130 C to 950 C. one material has a predominantly tetragonal phase composition, and the other is predominantly cubic. The average measured values of thermal conductivity at 950 C for the two compositions of yttria-stabilized zirconia are 2.8 Wm-1K-1 and 2.3 Wm-1K-1, respectively. The thermal conductivities of both compositions are nearly independent of temperature. The results show that both materials show promise as potential candidates for standard reference materials for high-temperature thermal conductivity.
Proceedings Title
Thermal Conductivity 25-Thermal Expansion 13
Chap. 4
Conference Dates
June 13-16, 1999
Conference Title
International Thermal Conductivity Conference


guarded-hot-plate, steady-state, stnadard reference material, thermal conductivity, zirconia


Slifka, A. , Filla, B. and Stalick, J. (1999), Thermal Conductivity of Two Compositions of Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia, Thermal Conductivity 25-Thermal Expansion 13 (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created June 1, 1999, Updated February 17, 2017