Masters Theses

Abstract

"Glass-ceramics have demonstrated the potential to serve as composite matrices due primarily to their low moduli of elasticity, and relative ease of densification. Novel candidates for a glass-ceramic composite matrix, developed initially for radiological applications, lie in the yttria-alumino-silicate system. The specific composition chosen for a composite matrix in weight percent was 40Y2O3*30Al2O3*30SiO2, termed YAS-7. This composition exhibited polymorphic phase changes during initial investigation as a composite matrix. The crystalline products of YAS-7 were found to be mullite and alpha-Y2Si2O7 or mullite and beta-Y2Si2O7. A series of heat treatments was conducted to better understand the characteristics related to the presence of each polymorphic phase and to investigate the relationships between them. Optical microscopy and x-ray diffraction were used to characterize the results of the various heat treatments"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Moore, Robert E., 1930-2003

Committee Member(s)

Day, D. E.
Dharani, Lokeswarappa R.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Ceramic Engineering

Sponsor(s)

McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 1989

Pagination

xi, 73 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references (pages 52-54).

Rights

© 1989 Michael Craig Long, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Thesis Number

T 5839

Print OCLC #

20186908

Electronic OCLC #

1089932927

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b2171685~S5

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