Advanced Materials

Strengthening glasses and ceramics: Composite technology

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  • Graham Partridge

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    1. Consultant in glass-ceramics Church Lea, Sellman Street, Gnosall, Stafford, ST20 OEP (UK)
    • Consultant in glass-ceramics Church Lea, Sellman Street, Gnosall, Stafford, ST20 OEP (UK)
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  • Part II of a two-part series. Part I appeared in the May 1993 issue of Advanced Materials.

Abstract

Composite technology offers the opportunity to provide a large number of interfaces in a material which deflect crack fronts and dissipate the energy of fracture. Part II of this discussion examines the various types of composites, for example particle or whisker reinforcement, and analyzes their performance profiles with a special emphasis on the strengthening of glasses and glass-ceramics.

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