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Journal of Ceramics
Volume 2016, Article ID 4264062, 7 pages
Research Article

Mechanical Properties of ZTA: Correlation with Structural Properties and Influence of Ageing

1Nanoe SAS, 34 Route de Longjumeau, 91380 Chilly-Mazarin, France
2Laboratoire Structures Propriétés et Modélisation des Solides UMR 8580, École Centrale Paris, 92295 Châtenay-Malabry, France
3Laboratoire Léon Brillouin, CE Saclay CNRS-UMR12, 91991 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
4Institute of Physics ASCR v.v.i., Department of Structure Analysis, Cukrovarnicka 10, 16253 Praha 6, Czech Republic

Received 15 March 2016; Accepted 17 May 2016

Academic Editor: Guillaume Bernard-Granger

Copyright © 2016 C. Exare et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report the mechanical and thermal properties of industrial Zirconia Toughened Alumina (ZTA) composites for different compositions of zirconia and yttria, paying a special attention to possible ageing. As a result a correlation between the structural properties and the in-fine performances is obtained; in particular, depending on mechanical properties expected by the customer, optimum composites compositions are indicated.