Microstructural characterization by secondary ion mass spectrometry of (alumina + zirconia) fiber/glass composites with and without a tin dioxide interphase

K. K. Chawla, A. Choudhury, R. Venkatesh, J. R. Hellmann

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Abstract

Alumina + zirconia fiber (PRD-166)/glass (N51A) matrix composites were fabricated with and without a tin diozide barrier layer. A qualitative comparison of the elemental distribution was made between the two composite systems by secondary ion microscopy. Secondary ion mass spectrometry would appear to be especially useful to obtain the distribution of light elements such as B, Na, Cl, etc. in ceramic and glass composites. Our study of PRD-166/glass and PRD-166/SnO2/glass composites shows that tin dioxide serves as an effective barrier between this (alumina + zirconia) fiber and the silica-based glass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-176
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials Characterization
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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