Journal of Materials Science, Vol.53, No.11, 8074-8085, 2018
Synthesis and sintering of (Mg, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn)O entropy-stabilized oxides obtained by wet chemical methods
Entropy-stabilized oxides represent a novel family of advanced ceramic materials with attractive functional properties. In this work, entropy-stabilized oxides, in the system (Mg, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn)O, were produced by co-precipitation and hydrothermal synthesis. Although TG/DTA and XRD analyses of as-synthetized powders point out complex thermal evolution, in both cases the desired single-phase rock salt solid solution was obtained after a proper thermal treatment. The dilatometric analysis points out the excellent sinterability of the obtained powders, which were successfully consolidated for the first time reaching nearly full density (similar to 7%) at relatively low temperature (1050 A degrees C).