The nucleation of microcracks from twins formed in mono‐clinic ZrO2 was analyzed. The twin formation was shown to result in large tensile stress concentrations capable of spontaneous microcrack nucleation. The role of interface dislocations in microcrack nucleation was also considered.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the American Ceramic Society|
|State||Published - Sep 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry