Chapter 8. The Value of Metallographic Examination of Ceramics and Composites

  1. William Smothers
  1. Rene Høeg

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320402.ch8

11th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 7/8

11th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Høeg, R. (1987) The Value of Metallographic Examination of Ceramics and Composites, in 11th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 7/8 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320402.ch8

Author Information

  1. Struers A/S Copenhagen, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1987

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374733

Online ISBN: 9780470320402

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Keywords:

  • metallographic examinations;
  • metallographic evaluation;
  • ceramics;
  • danish nuclear research centre;
  • development and quality control

Summary

Ceramic materials are used in a broad variety of areas, each of which may profit from metallographic examinations in production control, research, and development. The most important areas are microelectronics, including sensors and telecommunications, mechanical and chemical wear-resistant materials, aerospace ceramics, and ceramics for clinical purposes. Metallographic examinations also help in basic ceramic research to establish diagrams. The main problems in sample preparation and some solutions to these problems are pointed out.