Chapter 8. Electron Microscopy of Ceramic Fiber-Ceramic Matrix Composites—Comparison with Processing and Behavior

  1. William Smothers
  1. B. A. Bender,
  2. D. Lewis III,
  3. W. S. Coblenz and
  4. R. W. Rice

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320228.ch8

Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, 7/8

Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, 7/8

How to Cite

Bender, B. A., Lewis, D., Coblenz, W. S. and Rice, R. W. (1984) Electron Microscopy of Ceramic Fiber-Ceramic Matrix Composites—Comparison with Processing and Behavior, in Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, 7/8 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320228.ch8

Author Information

  1. Naval Research Laboratory Washington, DC 20375

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1984

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374139

Online ISBN: 9780470320228

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Keywords:

  • electron microscopy;
  • scanning electron microscopy;
  • transmission electron microscopy;
  • lithium aluminosilicate;
  • polymer-precursor fiber

Summary

Results are presented comparing the composition, processing parameters, mechanical behavior, and microstructure of various ceramic fiber-ceramic matrix composites. Fracture behavior was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and analytical electron microscopy used to evaluate the details of the microstructure as well as fiber-matrix interaction and fiber degradation. The results suggest the importance of the details of the composite microstructure on the mechanical properties, especially that of the fiber-matrix interface.