The use of zirconium oxides in advanced ceramics is well established, notably for their electrical, wear and heat resistant properties. Our doped and undoped zirconium oxides are vital ingredients in a huge range of industrial and domestic products.
At ambient temperatures, zirconium oxide has a monoclinic crystal phase, but reversible inversion to the tetragonal phase takes place at about 1000°C, in the absence of other components. The metastable tetragonal phase can be stabilised by the addition of a dopant material, such as yttrium or magnesium oxide. This addition will alter the physical properties of the ceramic produced. Please refer to our ceramics brochure for further details.