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Dehydration Kinetics of Nano-YSZ Ceramics Monitored by In-situ Infrared Spectroscopy

UCD-ITS-RP-12-118

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Available online at: DOI: 10.1016/j.ssi.2012.02.033

Suggested Citation:
Pietrowski, Martha, Roger De Souza, Sangtae Kim, Zuhair Munir, Manfred Martin (2012) Dehydration Kinetics of Nano-YSZ Ceramics Monitored by In-situ Infrared Spectroscopy. Solid State Ionics 225, 241 - 244

The room-temperature dehydration kinetics of dense nano-crystalline yttria-stabilised zirconia (n-YSZ) ceramics and single crystals (s-YSZ) exposed to liquid H2O has been studied by means of near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. Spectra obtained for both samples showed a combination band at 5200 cm− 1 that was attributed to the fundamental (ν2 + ν3) vibration modes of H2O molecules. No evidence was found for the presence of structurally bonded OH groups in the samples. The loss of H2O from n-YSZ exposed to air was observed to be significantly slower than from s-YSZ. Identical loss kinetics were found for n-YSZ (and s-YSZ) samples exposed to liquid CH3OH. Considered together, the results suggest that H2O (and CH3OH) are adsorbed on internal surfaces (pores, microcracks) of n-YSZ.