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This much studied ceramic is only useful in its stabilized state, as unstabilized material has a tendency to crack due to phase changes induced by changes of temperature. However, zirconia partially stabilized with either magnesia or yttria has excellent mechanical properties at high temperatures and is relatively inert to hostile environments. The ability to retain high strength at elevated temperatures and resist a range of molten metals makes it ideal for use as a crucible material. One unusual characteristic of zirconia is that at high temperatures it becomes electrically conductive, hence its use as heating elements.

Characteristics of zirconia include:

  • High strength
  • Good impact strength
  • Good thermal shock resistance
  • Superb resistance to molten metals
  • Good wear resistance

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Goodfellow also offers a range of standard, semi-finished forms in our online catalog. To see our catalog, please follow the link below.

Zirconia stabilized with Magnesia

Zirconia stabilized with Yttria

Zirconia unstabilized

The links below provide comparative physical, mechanical, thermal, electrical and chemical properties for a range of typical ceramic/glass materials. If the material or property you are interested in is not shown please call us or send us a message.

Ceramic PDF Data Table

Goodfellow Ceramic and Glass Division is able to supply a wide range of ceramic and glass materials as finished components. Our capabilities range from custom-made precision microcomponents with very high tolerance features to large heavy-duty components used in industrial applications. Additionally, standard semi-finished forms such as tubes, rods, bars, plates, crucibles and spheres are often available from our wide inventory. Please contact us with full details of your requirements, including drawings where available, and we will review and respond with a quotation as soon as possible.