Chapter 57. Improvement of Fracture Resistance in a Glass Matrix Optomechanical Composite Reinforced by Al2O3-ZrO2 Minicomposite

  1. Hua-Tay Lin and
  2. Mrityunjay Singh
  1. A. F. Dericioglu,
  2. S. Zhu and
  3. Y. Kagawa

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294741.ch57

26th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 23, Issue 3

26th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 23, Issue 3

How to Cite

Dericioglu, A. F., Zhu, S. and Kagawa, Y. (2008) Improvement of Fracture Resistance in a Glass Matrix Optomechanical Composite Reinforced by Al2O3-ZrO2 Minicomposite, in 26th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 23, Issue 3 (eds H.-T. Lin and M. Singh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294741.ch57

Author Information

  1. Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo 4–6-1, Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375785

Online ISBN: 9780470294741

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Keywords:

  • fracture resistant;
  • optical transparency;
  • optomechanical;
  • minicomposite;
  • transparency

Summary

The possibility of obtaining fracture resistant optically transparent ceramic matrix optomechanical composites was studied on a continuous Al2C3ZrO2 minicomposite-reinforced glass matrix model composite. A mesh-like reinforcement structure composed of unidirectional minicomposites was determined to be effective in improving the fracture resistance of the brittle matrix with a small expense in its optical transparency. With decreasing minicomposite to minicomposite spacing, the fracture resistance of the optomechanical composite increases while its light transmittance, vice versa. The present result demonstrates the possibility of fabricating optomechanical composites using minicomposite as reinforcement.