Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 14, Issue 10, pp 2284–2288 | Cite as

Elastic properties of partially-stabilized HfO2 compositions

  • R. W. Scheidecker
  • O. HunterJr
  • F. W. Calderwood


The effect of metastable tetragonal HfO2 on the elastic properties of partially stabilized HfO2 doped with Er2O3, Y2O3 or Eu2O3 was studied using a sonic resonance technique. The elastic moduli were monitored at elevated temperatures to follow the effect of the tetragonal-monoclinic phase transformation. Elastic moduli were also determined as a function of porosity and found to follow linear relations. The non-linear modulus versus temperature relations from room temperature to 500° C are explained in terms of the oxygen vacancies present in the fluorite type phase.


HfO2 Tetragonal Phase Elastic Modulo Dole Shear Modulo 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Scheidecker
    • 1
  • O. HunterJr
    • 1
  • F. W. Calderwood
    • 1
  1. 1.Ames Laboratory, DOE and Department of Materials Science and EngineeringIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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