Yttria Stabilized Zirconia, YSZ
Yttria stabilized zirconia is a ceramic material. It is formed in a bid to stabilize the cubic crystal structure of zirconium dioxide at room temperature. To stabilize the crystal cubic structure of zirconium dioxide, manufacturers add yttrium oxide which is also known as yttria. Yttria is not the only material that can be added to stabilize zirconia. Other materials like magnesium oxide, calcium oxide, and cerium oxide are also used.
Before zirconia is stabilized, it has monoclinic, tetragonal, or cubic crystal phases. However, after it is stabilized by yttrium oxide, it has a tetragonal phase alone. Yttria stabilized zirconia is a wear-resistant and strong material. Similar materials include magnesia-stabilized zirconia, calcia-stabilized zirconia, and ceria-stabilized zirconia. These materials have similar properties and applications.
Read more: An Introduction to Yttria Stabilized Zirconia
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