High-temperature fracture behaviour of layered alumina ceramics with textured microstructure

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Mimicking the damage tolerance of biological materials such as nacre has been realised in textured layered alumina ceramics, showing improved reliability as well as fracture resistance at room temperature. In this work, the fracture behaviour of alumina ceramics with textured microstructure and laminates with embedded textured layers are investigated under uniaxial bending tests at elevated temperatures (up to 1200 °C). At temperatures higher than 800 °C monolithic textured alumina favours crack deflection along the basal grain boundaries, corresponding to the transition from brittle to more ductile behaviour. In the case of laminates, the loss of compressive residual stresses is counterbalanced by the textured microstructure, effective up to 1200 °C. This study demonstrates the potential of tailoring microstructure and architecture in ceramics to enhance damage tolerance within a wide range of temperatures.

Seiten (von - bis)2917-2927
FachzeitschriftJournal of the European Ceramic Society
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Juli 2023

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Funding for this research was provided by the European Research Council (ERC) excellent science grant “CERATEXT” through the Horizon 2020 program under contract 817615 .

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