Journal of materials science & technology vol:20 issue:1 pages:75-78
The ZrO2-CeO2-Al2O3 system has been assessed with the CALPHAD (Calculation of Phase Diagrams) technique using the PARROT procedure. The experimental information on the ZrO2-Al2O3, Al2O3-CeO2 systems as well as the isothermal sections of the ternary system at 1673 K and 1873 K is well reproduced. According to the assessed isothermal section at 1723 K, no alumina dissolves into the tetragonal zirconia phase. Specimens with different alumina content are fabricated from commercial 12 mol pct CeO2-stabilized ZrO2 powder (12Ce-ZrO2)The thermodynamic properties are consistent with the observed microstructure, which present a combination of tetragonal phase and alumina grains.