Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 234–243 | Cite as

Relationship between effective ionic radii, structure and electro-mechanical properties of zirconia stabilized with rare earth oxides M2O3 (M = Yb, Y, Sm)

  • M. HartmanováEmail author
  • E. E. Lomonova
  • F. Kubel
  • J. Schneider
  • V. Buršíková
  • M. Jergel
  • V. Navrátil
  • F. Kundracik


Zirconia stabilized with various concentrations of rare earth oxides of Yb, Sm and Y with different effective ionic radii ratio between the dopant and host cations was studied. In particular, structure, phase composition, compositional range for existence of cubic solid solutions and their phase transformations, stabilization degree of high-temperature phases and the crystal chemistry and type of solid solutions were investigated. These findings were related to the measured material characteristics, namely the electrical conductivity, microhardness and effective elastic modulus, to elucidate various effects important for practical applications, such as an increase of electrical conductivity due to the pyrochlore phase occurrence or an increase of microhardness arising from the effect of dynamic strain ageing.


Rare Earth Oxide Dynamic Strain Ageing Yb2O3 Pyrochlore Phase Effective Elastic Modulus 



The work was partially supported by the research grants No. 2/7119/27 and 2/0047/08 of the Slovak Grant Agency (VEGA), No. 106/05/0274 of the Grant Agency of Czech Republic (GACR).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hartmanová
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. E. Lomonova
    • 2
  • F. Kubel
    • 3
  • J. Schneider
    • 4
  • V. Buršíková
    • 5
  • M. Jergel
    • 1
  • V. Navrátil
    • 6
  • F. Kundracik
    • 7
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsSlovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovakia
  2. 2.General Physics InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Institute for Chemical Technologies and AnalyticsVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  4. 4.Institute of Crystallography and MineralogyLudwig-Maximilians UniversityMunichGermany
  5. 5.Department of Physical Electronics, Faculty of SciencesMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic
  6. 6.Department of Physics, Faculty of EducationMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic
  7. 7.Department of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and InformaticsComenius UniversityBratislavaSlovakia

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