Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 14, pp 5671–5675 | Cite as

Preparation of 3YSZ/Cu composite by in-situ chemical route

  • Jian Ding
  • Naiqin ZhaoEmail author
  • Chunsheng Shi
  • Xiwen Du
  • Chunnian He
  • Jiajun Li


To improve electrical and mechanical properties of electrodes for contact welding, a 3 mol% yttria stabilized zirconia (3YSZ) to reinforced copper matrix composite was developed by an in-situ chemical process. The microstructure and properties of the in-situ composite were investigated. The results showed that in-situ nano-scale particles were uniformly dispersed in the copper matrix by dispersed nano-particle and its cluster. Due to their reinforcement, the hardness of the in-situ 3YSZ/Cu composite significantly increased. Moreover, the electrical conductivity of the in-situ composite decreased with the increase of 3YSZ content.


Zirconia Composite Powder Yttria Stabilize Zirconia Spot Welding Copper Matrix 



This work was sponsored by the Tianjin Basic Research Foundation (No. 05YFJZJ C01900) and the Education Ministry Doctorate Foundation (No. 20050056062) of China.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian Ding
    • 1
  • Naiqin Zhao
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Chunsheng Shi
    • 1
  • Xiwen Du
    • 1
  • Chunnian He
    • 1
  • Jiajun Li
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringTianjin UniversityTianjinChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Advanced Ceramics and Machining TechnologyMinistry of Education, Tianjin UniversityTianjinChina

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