Chapter 2. Processing, Properties, and Microstructure of Nicalon-Reinforced Zirconium Phosphate Composites

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Barry A. Bender,
  2. Roy J. Rayne,
  3. Todd L. Jessen and
  4. Scott Browning

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314784.ch2

Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 5

Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 5

How to Cite

Bender, B. A., Rayne, R. J., Jessen, T. L. and Browning, S. (1995) Processing, Properties, and Microstructure of Nicalon-Reinforced Zirconium Phosphate Composites, in Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 5 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314784.ch2

Author Information

  1. U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Washington, DC 20375-5343

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375389

Online ISBN: 9780470314784

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Keywords:

  • nicalon;
  • nitroxyceram;
  • zirconium;
  • radome laminate;
  • zirconium

Summary

The dielectric constant of zirconium phosphates were measured. A BN-coated Nicalon SiC fiber/Zr2P2O9 and an uncoated HVR Nicalon cloth/ZrP2O7 composite were fabricated. Mechanical properties were measured. Processing and mechanical properties were correlated with the microstructure of the composites. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) were used to characterized the composites.