Enhancing electroconductivity of yytria-stabilised zirconia ceramic using graphene platlets

Kalaimani Markandan, Jit Kai Chin, Michelle T.T. Tan

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A simple method to produce graphene-yytria stabilised zirconia (YSZ) ceramic composite with significant improvement in electrical properties is reported here. The material was consolidated by annealing in presence of Argon gas that allowed densification of the ceramics. A detailed x-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis was used to study the phases and crystallinity of graphene-YSZ ceramic composite. XRD patterns of the sintered composite showed that graphene diffraction peaks were detected at 2θ≈27°. Furthermore, experimental results indicate that electrical conductivity of YSZ composites drastically increased with the addition of graphene platelets, and it reached a value of 2.8 S/cm at 2 wt.%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTraditional and Advanced Ceramics II
EditorsSomnuk Sirisoonthorn, Sirithan Jiemsirilers, Siriphan Nilpairach, Nutthita Chuankrerkkul, Thanakorn Wasanapianpong, Pornnapa Sujaridworakun
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783035710236
Publication statusPublished - May 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Traditional and Advanced Ceramics - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 9 Sep 201510 Sep 2015
https://old.mtec.or.th/icta2015/ (Link to Conference Website)

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826


ConferenceInternational Conference on Traditional and Advanced Ceramics
Abbreviated titleICTA2015
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