Tomsk scientists have developed a way to preserve the strength of zirconium ceramics
Zirconia ceramics can lose some of its strength after grinding. «The grinding of products is used, for example, in dentistry, where zirconium ceramics is widely used for prosthetics. Grinding can alter the crystal lattice of the ceramic material, thus reducing the strength of the latter. We proposed a simple and cheap way to avoid this negative effect — heating to 1000 degrees for 30 minutes», said Gyngazov.