Laboratory: Institute of Ceramics, Glass and Construction Materials/Ceramics, 

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg


Address: Agricolastr. 17, 09596 Freiberg, Germany





Electrophoretic deposition (EPD) has been one of the main scientific interests of Dr.-Ing. Kirsten Moritz for many years. Her research activities in this field include:

  •   the electrophoretic shaping of aluminum nitride ceramics,
  •   the EPD of nano-sized powders,
  •   contributions to the electrophoretic shaping of dental ceramics,
  •   the electrophoretic infiltration of carbon fiber fabrics with silicon carbide for producing fiber-reinforced ceramic-matrix composites,
  •   contributions to the development of mullite precursor sols for coatings by EPD,
  •   the fabrication of ceramics with unidirectional pore channels by an electrophoretic method utilizing the gas generation by electrolysis in aqueous suspensions.

Another field of her research, closely related to EPD, is the electrokinetic characterization of ceramic suspensions. Zeta potential measurements are used for selecting suitable suspension compositions for EPD and other suspension-based ceramic processing techniques such as pressure slip casting.


Selected publications

  •  Moritz, K., Ballaschk, U., Schmidt, G., Hubálková, J., Aneziris, C. G.: Oxide ceramics with unidirectional pore channels by electrophoretic deposition. J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 36 (2016) 2, 333­–341
  • Moritz, K., Aneziris, C. G.: Electrophoretic deposition of yttria-stabilised zirconia powder from aqueous suspensions for fabricating ceramics with channel-like pores. J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 34 (2014) 2, 401– 412
  • Moritz, K., Müller, E.: Investigation of the electrophoretic deposition behaviour of non-aqueous ceramic suspensions. J. Mater. Sci. 41 (2006) 24, 8047–8058