Journal of the Korean Physical Society

, Volume 68, Issue 1, pp 77–82 | Cite as

ZrTiO4 porous ceramics fabricated from particle-stabilized wet foam by direct foaming

  • Subhasree Bhaskar
  • Jung Gyu Park
  • Ik Jin KimEmail author
  • Byung Ho Kang
  • Tae Young Lim


Indent ZrTiO4 ceramics are widely used to manufacture electrical and optical devices. This study reveals an approach for the production of micro-porous ceramics consisting of TiO2 and ZrO2 by using a direct foaming method. ZrO2 particles in a colloidal suspension were partially hydrophobized by using propyl gallate as an amphiphile in a suitable pH range. Different mole ratios of the TiO2 suspension were added to the surface-modified ZrO2 suspension. The contact angle was found to be around 54° and the adsorption free energy to be 1.68 × 10−11 ∼ 9.2 × 10−12 J·A Laplace pressure of about 2.0 ∼ 2.2 mPa, corresponding to a wet foam stability of about 80 ∼ 85% was determined. A microstructure analysis was done after the dried samples had been sintered to obtain porous ceramics.


ZrTiO4 porous ceramics Direct foaming Adsorption free energy Laplace pressure Wet foam stability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Subhasree Bhaskar
    • 1
  • Jung Gyu Park
    • 1
  • Ik Jin Kim
    • 1
    Email author
  • Byung Ho Kang
    • 2
  • Tae Young Lim
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Processing and Application of Inorganic Materials (PAIM), Department of Materials Science and EngineeringHanseo UniversitySeosanKorea
  2. 2.Hanyoung Foreign Language High SchoolSeoulKorea
  3. 3.Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology (KICET)SeoulKorea

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