11. The Hardest Materials in the Universe

  1. David W. Richerson

Published Online: 24 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118392317.ch11

The Magic of Ceramics, Second Edition

The Magic of Ceramics, Second Edition

How to Cite

Richerson, D. W. (2012) The Hardest Materials in the Universe, in The Magic of Ceramics, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118392317.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 5 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470638057

Online ISBN: 9781118392317

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Keywords:

  • the hardest materials in the universe;
  • hardness of ceramics and ceramic-based, by indentation test;
  • atomic structure of diamond and three-dimensional of carbon atoms;
  • wear resistance and corrosion resistance;
  • bulletproof armor and hardness, protection from small-arms fire

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview: Harnessing Heat

  • Wear Resistance and Corrosion Resistance

  • Ceramic Armor

  • Overview: Ceramics Stop Wear and Bullets