Departmental Papers (MSE)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

April 2002


Copyright The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted from Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Volume 85, Issue 4, April 2002, pages 1013-1015.


A paraffin-based process that results in high-strength bimaterial ceramic layered composites is reported. The process facilitates rolling, folding, and shape retention at room temperature and allows the transition from a laminar to a cellular microstructure during deformation. The strength of sintered alumina/zirconia/alumina composites reached 700 MPa, higher than that of conventional zirconia-toughened alumina composites containing dispersed particles.



Date Posted: 03 December 2004

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