In the absence of stabilisers and at temperatures below 1170 ºC, zirconia presents a monoclinic structure that has a number of uses and applications.
Innovnano manufactures monoclinic zirconia using proprietary Emulsion Detonation Synthesis (EDS) technology to ensure an ultrafine nanostructure and enhanced chemical and physical properties.
With high specific surface area and exceptional sinterability, Innovnano Monoclinic Zirconia can be used in a large variety of ceramic applications, including:
- Components in refractories materials
- Molten metal filters
- Additives to mixed oxide systems
It is specially designed to work as a sintering aid to promote ceramic sintering at lower temperatures.
The inherent smaller grain sizes in Innovnano monoclinic zirconia enhance thermal shock properties. Together with its mechanical strength and thermal resistance, this provides the perfect combination of properties for use in refractories.
Monoclinic zirconia can be used as an additive to significantly enhance the properties of refractory materials such as molten metal filters.
Innovnano Monoclinic Zirconia is available as a binderless granulated powder or as a submicron powder dispersed in aqueous suspension (with adjustable pH and solid load). The chemical and physical properties of the spray-dried powder and suspension are summarised in the table below: