Textured ZnO-Based varistors via templated grain growth

Suvaci E., Ozer I., Dogan A.

EURO CERAMICS VIII, PTS 1-3, vol.264-268, pp.297-300, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 264-268
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/kem.264-268.297
  • Journal Name: EURO CERAMICS VIII, PTS 1-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.297-300
  • Keywords: ZnCi varistor, textured microstructure, templated grain growth, CERAMICS, ALUMINA, TITANATE
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


Textured ZnO-based varistors were produced by using templated grain growth technique (TGG). Rod-like ZnO particles which used as templates in TGG were synthesized by homogeneous precipitation method from the 0.01 M zinc nitrate and 0.0125 M hexamethylenetetramine (HMT) solutions at 90degreesC. The templates were aligned by tape casting of ZnO based aqueous slurries. A modified tape caster with a comb blade was used for the tape casting process. Texture development in the green and sintered samples was investigated by x-ray diffractometer (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM).