Chapter 20. Growth, Characteristics and Properties of Spinel Single Crystal, Fibers

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. J. Sigalovsky,
  2. K. C. Wills and
  3. J. S. Haggerty

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313954.ch20

Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 7/8

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Sigalovsky, J., Wills, K. C. and Haggerty, J. S. (1994) Growth, Characteristics and Properties of Spinel Single Crystal, Fibers, in Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 7/8 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313954.ch20

Author Information

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA, 02139 J. E. Sheehan MSNW, Inc. Escondido, CA 92025

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375174

Online ISBN: 9780470313954

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Keywords:

  • atmosphere;
  • temperature;
  • crystallographic;
  • alumina;
  • diameter

Summary

Single crystal MgO Al2O3 fibers were evaluated as reinforcements for high temperature composites. Fibers were grown by the laser-heated floating-zone process. Composition, axis, atmosphere, and rates have been varied systematically to determine their effects on maximum permissible growth rates, defects and high temperature properties. Fibers have been characterized topographically, micro-structurally, crystallographically and mechanically, at room temperature as well as at elevated temperatures.