Zirconia

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Cubic zirconia

Description

A common name for natural or synthetic zirconium oxide. Synthetic zirconia can be prepared as a clear high refractive index crystal that is used as a synthetic diamond. It can also be prepared as a hard, dense, white ceramic material used for high temperature insulation and abrasives. Zircon is also used as a glaze ingredient, a catalyst, a refractory material in fire brick, and an opacifier in ceramics.

See Zirconium oxide and Cubic zirconia.

Synonyms and Related Terms

zirconium dioxide; zircone (Fr.); Zirkondioxid (Deut.)

Composition ZrO2

Raman

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Raman

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Comparisons

Properties of Common Abrasives

Natural and Simulated Diamonds

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "zirconia" Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. [Accessed 20 Sept. 2005].