C12 Advanced Technologies, LLC
YSZ Zirconia Plates and Labware

3YSZ is a partially stabilized zirconia that can be used as an ion conductive ceramic membrane for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) and other thin film applications. This material is characterized by its excellent flexibility, extremely high bending strength and high fracture toughness. Another advantage is that this material can be manufactured with thickness as low as 20 or 40 micrometers.

Advantages

very fine-grained homogeneous grain structure of 1 μm high electric insulation properties at room temperature extremely high mechanical strength
can be cut by laser or wafer saw

low surface roughness
standard thickness of 0.15 mm with high flexibility (other thicknesses available)

Flexible 40 micron thick 3YSZ zirconia plate.

3 mol% Yttria Stabilized Zirconia (3YSZ) plates.

3 mol% Yttria Stabilized Zirconia

Property

Value

Unit

Composition

95% ZrO2 + 5% Y2O3

%

Density

6.03

g/cm3

Surface roughness Ra

< 0.1*

μm

Bending strength

> 1.000

MPa

Thermal expansion coefficient

~ 10

10-6/K

Thermal conductivity

2

W/mK

Dielectrical strength

> 10

kV/mm

*Note: 3YSZ plates are available with Ra = 20 – 25nm in standard thickness of 20 or 40 microns.