Chapter 34. Fabrication of Optically Transparent Sicaon Fiber Reinforced Glass Matrix Composites

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Pramod Kangutkar1,
  2. T. Chang2,
  3. Y. Kagawa2,
  4. M. J. Koczak1,
  5. H. Minakuchi3 and
  6. K. Kanamaru3

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314234.ch34

Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 9/10

Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Kangutkar, P., Chang, T., Kagawa, Y., Koczak, M. J., Minakuchi, H. and Kanamaru, K. (1993) Fabrication of Optically Transparent Sicaon Fiber Reinforced Glass Matrix Composites, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314234.ch34

Author Information

  1. 1

    Drexel University, Dept. of Materials Eng., Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

  2. 2

    The University of Tokyo, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

  3. 3

    Shimadzu Corporation, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375273

Online ISBN: 9780470314234

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Keywords:

  • substantial;
  • transparency;
  • infra-red windows;
  • ceramic;
  • interfacial

Summary

Utilizing SiCaON fiber and glass matrix, composites with substantial optical transparency and limited toughness were fabricated. To match refractive indices and CTE's, glass fiber and glass matrix were specially formulated, where η=1.705 and α= 7.7 × 10-6/°C. The transparency of the composites was observed to strongly depend on the processing conditions, fiber content, level of porosity and degree of crystallization. Under optimum processing variables, high transparency of the composites in the infra-red and optical range can be achieved.