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Zirconia-based Compounds - Optical and Electrical Properties and Devices

Marcello Andreeta

Federal University of São Carlos


Rafael Oliveira

Federal University of São Carlos

Celso Goulart

Federal University of São Carlos


zirconia-based ceramics zirconia-based crystals zirconia-based films zirconia-based glasses impedance spectroscopy characterization Design engineering electrochemical characterization optical characterization The global market fabrication technologies innovative uses recycling

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The importance of zirconia in materials science and technology is undeniable. Zirconia-based compounds properties have been explored in a vast field of technological applications such as composites, high density grinding media, medical prostheses, among several others. The mechanical and thermal properties of zirconia-based compounds (high mechanical strength and fracture toughness at room temperature, low conductivity, and high expansion coefficient) have been exhaustively explored in the literature due to their importance to its most common applications. However, there are other very important properties in zirconia-based compounds, such as electrical and optical properties, which allow the development of technological devices, such as gas sensors, optical coatings and clean energy generation using the fuel cell technology, that is already present and improving our daily lives. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art of the zirconia-based compounds regarding its electrical and optical/spectroscopic properties, as well as to present the current stage and future trends for the development of technological devices.

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Date completed: November 4th 2019

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Marcello Andreeta

Federal University of São Carlos

Marcello R. B. Andreeta earned his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in 2001 from the Physics Institute of São Carlos (IFSC), University of São Paulo (USP - Brazil), after experimental research collaboration with the University Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) and Stanford University (USA). His major field of research is the development of new strategies for the preparation of materials and devices by laser-heated process. His research interests include solid state lasers, crystallization process, ceramics, oxide glasses, solid state sensors and X-ray diffraction. Currently, he is developing new glass and crystalline compounds for optical and electric devices using the Laser-Heated Pedestal Growth technique at the Federal University of São Carlos (Materials Engineering Department - UFSCar/DEMa) in São Carlos, SP, Brazil. He is the author of more than 60 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 2 book chapters and edited the book "Crystallization: Science and technology". He is also the member of the Editorial Board of "Eureka: Physics and Engineering" and Associate Editor of the "Open Chemistry Journal".

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