Textured and platelet-reinforced ZrB2-based ultra-high-temperature ceramics

Hai-Tao Liu, Ji Zou, De Wei Ni, Wen-Wen Wu, Yan-Mei Kan, Guo-Jun Zhang

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Textured and platelet-reinforced ZrB2-based ultra-high-temperature ceramics (UHTCs) are prepared via reactive hot pressing and successive hot forging. The textured materials display significantly anisotropic mechanical properties, and the flexural strength has been improved by 52% owing to the orderly arrangement of platelet ZrB2 grains. The texturing of ZrB2-based platelet composites should open up an effective approach to optimizing the properties of ZrB2-based UHTCs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)37-40
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Zirconium diboride (ZrB2)
  • Ultra-high-temperature ceramics (UHTCs)
  • Hot-forging
  • Texture
  • Microstructure tailoring


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