Yttria Stabilized Zirconia

Yttria Stabilized Zirconia (Y-PSZ) is a ceramic material that is made by adding yttrium oxide (yttria) to zirconia. Yttria stabilizes the zirconia crystal structure at high temperatures, making it a valuable material for a wide range of applications.

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Great Ceramic’s Yttria Stabilized Zirconia is an advanced ceramic material with exceptional properties and a wide range of applications.

In addition, we also provide a variety of zirconia products such as black zirconia, zirconia toughened alumina, and magnesia stabilized zirconia.

Properties of Yttria Stabilized Zirconia

1. High Strength: Y-PSZ boasts a high bending strength of up to 850 MPa, making it one of the strongest ceramic materials available. This property makes it ideal for applications that require a combination of toughness and resistance to crack propagation.

2. High Toughness: The tetragonal crystal structure of Y-PSZ provides it with a high level of toughness, allowing it to absorb and dissipate energy from impacts and other stressors. This property makes it suitable for applications where resistance to wear and tear is crucial.

3. Excellent Thermal Properties: Y-PSZ has a low thermal expansion coefficient (10.5 x 10-6 K-1), which ensures that it remains dimensionally stable even when subjected to extreme temperature changes.

4. Good Electrical Properties: Y-PSZ is an electrical insulator with a high dielectric strength of up to 9 kV/mm. This property makes it suitable for use in electronic components and other applications where electrical insulation is required.

5. Chemical Inertness: Y-PSZ is highly resistant to chemical attack, making it suitable for use in corrosive environments and applications where chemical stability is essential.

6. Biocompatibility: Y-PSZ is biocompatible, making it suitable for use in medical implants and other biomedical applications.

Yttria Stabilized Zirconia ceramic accessories
Yttria Stabilized Zirconia ceramic rod/shaft
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Applications of Yttria Stabilized Zirconia

With its combination of mechanical strength, thermal properties and conductivity, Y-PSZ has become an important engineering ceramic used in a wide range of applications including:

1. Industrial Applications: Y-PSZ is used in a wide range of industrial applications, including cutting tools, grinding media, and wear components. Its high strength and toughness make it ideal for use in abrasive and high-wear environments.

2. Aerospace and Automotive: Y-PSZ’s lightweight and high-strength properties make it suitable for use in aerospace and automotive components, where weight reduction and durability are crucial.

3. Electronics: The electrical properties of Y-PSZ make it suitable for use in electronic components, such as capacitors, inductors, and transformers.

4. Medical and Dental: Y-PSZ’s biocompatibility and mechanical properties make it suitable for use in medical implants, such as hip and knee replacements, as well as dental implants and prosthetics.

5. Research and Development: Y-PSZ’s unique properties make it a valuable material for research and development in various fields, including materials science, physics, and chemistry.

Professional Knowledge Related to Yttria Stabilized Zirconia

Thermal conductivity: Y-PSZ has a low thermal conductivity, which makes it an ideal material for thermal barrier coatings. TBCs are used to protect jet engines and other high-temperature components from the damaging effects of heat.

Chemical stability: Y-PSZ is highly resistant to chemical attack. This makes it a valuable material for applications in harsh environments, such as chemical plants and nuclear reactors.

Biocompatibility: Y-PSZ is biocompatible, meaning that it is compatible with the human body. This makes it a popular material for dental implants and other medical devices.

Why Choose Great Ceramic?

Great Ceramic is a leading manufacturer of zirconia ceramic. We offer a wide range of zirconia ceramic products, including:

  • Ceramic rods
  • Ceramic tubes
  • Ceramic plates
  • Ceramic blocks
  • Ceramic cutting tools

Our zirconia ceramic products are made from the highest quality materials and are manufactured to the highest standards. We offer a wide range of sizes and grades to meet the needs of our customers.