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Layered ceramics


  • The author thanks J. Requena, A. de Aza, J. Sánchez-Herencia, and H. P. Steier for their helpful assistance in editing the manuscript. This work has been supported by CICYT (Spain) under contracts no. MAT-91-0878 and MAT-94-0974.


Layered ceramic-ceramic composites exhibit improved mechancial performance over monolithic composites, design flexibility for the solution of complex technological problems such as with functionally gradient materials (e.g. Al2O3/Y-TZP, see Figure), and provide a model for the sudy of interfacial reactions between two incompatible particulate systems.

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