A novel method is proposed for the determination of the uniaxial viscosity of porous ceramic layers upon sintering. This approach is based on the application of a continuous but very low tensile stress to the densifying powder compact whose deformation is continuously monitored by an optical system. The viscosity of the system can be determined as a function of temperature and density from the sintering rate differences measured between loaded and unloaded samples. The uniaxial viscosity of porous Y2O3 doped ZrO2 (YSZ) and NiO–YSZ composites was measured using the proposed approach. The results were used to predict the curvature evolution of bilayers used in solid oxide fuel cell applications, obtaining a fairly good agreement between the model and the data recorded experimentally.
|Titolo:||Vertical sintering to measure the uniaxial viscosity of thin ceramic layers|
|Autori:||M., Cologna; Sglavo, Vincenzo Maria|
|Titolo del periodico:||ACTA MATERIALIA|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-77956344076|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000281922400002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|