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|Title:||Mechanical behaviour of zirconia-mullite directionally solidified eutectics|
|Author:||Carvalho, R. G.|
Oliveira, F. J.
Silva, R. F.
Costa, F. M.
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCI LTD|
|Abstract:||Laser floating zone technique (LFZ) is used to grow directionally solidified eutectic (DSE) zirconia-mullite composite fibres (30:70 in wt.%). A notable increase in hardness is observed from 11.3 to 21.2 GPa as the pulling rate increases from 10 to 500 mm/h, due to the ultra-fine eutectics developed at very high growth rates. The indentation fracture toughness reaches a maximum value of 3.5 MPa m(1/2) for the fibre pulled at 100 mm/h, almost three times the value of 1.2 MPa m(1/2) determined for LFZ single-crystal mullite. The eutectic dendrites that develop along the growth direction are immersed in a glassy phase whose brittleness is counteracted by the beneficial ultra-fine morphology, giving a bending strength maximum of 534 MPa. Yet, the soft nature of the glassy matrix prevails at the high temperature testing (1400 degrees C), causing a decrease to about one-half of the RT value in the fibres with less glassy phase content. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
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