Masters Theses

Abstract

"The flexural strength and relative Ca concentration at the external surface were measured for a dense alumina aged in deionized water and Ringer's solution at 40⁰C for 60 weeks and at 80⁰C for 45 weeks. Changes in the Ca concentration at the external surface and flexural strength during aging were attributed to the dissolution of the calcium impurity believed to be present in a glass phase of unknown composition. Auger electron spectroscopy was used to investigate the relative concentration of the calcium impurity at the external and fracture surfaces of a dense alumina after in vivo exposure for 6, 12 and 23 weeks. The Ca concentration at the external surface initially decreased, reached a minimum at 12 weeks, and increased thereafter. These results were compared with the flexural strength, which decreased nearly linearly from 6 to 23 weeks"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Day, D. E.

Committee Member(s)

Sorrell, Charles A.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Ceramic Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 1980

Pagination

ix, 51 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 1980 Heidi H. Osterholm, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Thesis Number

T 4611

Print OCLC #

6584468

Electronic OCLC #

1050112857

Link to Catalog Record

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