Effect of annealing on the structure and phase transformation in ZrO2–MgO ceramic powders

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The structure and phase composition of ZrO2–MgO powders with the MgO content from 9 to 43 mol % obtained by the plasma chemical method after annealing at 700–1400°С are studied. Differential scanning calorimetry and powder thermogravimetric analysis are carried out. It is found that, in the course of heating, the mass loss and the endothermic reactions energy increase with the increase in the MgO content. In the initial state, the powders containing more than 25 mol % of MgO are supersaturated solid solutions of cubic ZrO2. Water desorption processes and decomposition of residual nitrates are observed in powders up to 420°С. The endothermic peak at high temperatures is due to the dehydration process and decomposition of the cubic ZrO2 solid solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-755
Number of pages6
JournalInorganic Materials: Applied Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016


  • dehydration
  • endothermic reaction
  • magnesia
  • phase transformations
  • zirconium dioxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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