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Zirconia, from optoelectronics to oral environment applicability



  1. "Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of DentalMedicine, 17-23 Calea Plevnei Street, Sector 5, Bucharest, Romania
  2. University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, 405 Atomistilor Street, PO Box MG-11, Bucharest-Magurele, 077125, Romania
  3. “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 32 Clinicilor, Cluj-Napoca, 400012 Romania


Of all the advanced ceramic materials used in various fields in the contemporary ceramic era, zirconia surpasses by its top position and continues to surprise by the constant expansion of its application possibilities, starting from the wide use in optoelectronics, nanotechnology, to itsrole as biomaterial in modern medicine and up to the revolutionary perspectives of fight against pandemicsituation.From the discovery of its excellent mechanical, biological andshape memory properties, to the stabilization of the tetragonal and cubic phases through alloying especially with rare earth ions and first of all the unique characteristic called transformation-toughening, new and new special features of zirconia are coming constantly into the spotlight of scientists. Thus, the present studyis the first reviewin thescientificliterature in terms of heterogeneity in coverage of the most important applications of zirconia, aimingto create a bridgefrom past tofuture issues,and a multidisciplinary topical debate in the scientific community..


Zirconia, Transformation-toughening, Optoelectronics, Artificial intelligence, (Bio)sensors, Oral biomaterials.

Submitted at: Nov. 11, 2020
Accepted at: Dec. 7, 2020


L. IOSIF, M. E. BARBINTA-PATRASCU, A. ISPAS, Zirconia, from optoelectronics to oral environment applicability, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials Vol. 22, Iss. 11-12, pp. 635-646 (2020)