Article - 26 Jun 2008
The highest performance electrical seal systems employ ceramics for exceptional resistance to thermal and mechanical shock, as well as corrosion. The many benefits of ceramic-to-metal seals are...
Article - 18 Feb 2012
This application note presents aluminas, their uses as a vapor trap and how a BET surface area measurement can be used as an indicator of their performance.
Article - 27 Jul 2011
The HIPing process uses high temperatures & pressures to densify engineering ceramics; the advantages of which are discussed in this article.
Article - 14 Jul 2011
Manufacturers of solar cells need to make sure their products are of the highest quality. To check this they carry out microstructural examinations. This article describes how to prepare samples for...
Article - 29 Jun 2011
Two standard DSC methods were used to determine Cp at temperatures up to 1600 °C. Results from the direct method show that descrepencies and this method is not recommended. In contrast, the sapphire...
Article - 2 Jun 2011
When selecting an engineering ceramic, the component should be machined by experts who appreciate the microstructure-property relationships.
Article - 2 May 2011
Lapping is an abrasive machining process that improves material surface characteristics. It can be applied to fragile parts & brittle materials.
Article - 3 Feb 2011
Virgin, high purity fused chrome alumina grain. Washington Mills has the ability to vary the Cr2O3 content from 0.1% up to 99+%. Fused, high purity chrome alumina is used in specialty product...
Article - 19 Nov 2010
In this paper, a method of producing high Young's modulus with high internal friction coefficient using porous ceramics is reported by clarifying the relationship between principal properties...
Article - 9 Nov 2010
Pure corundum (Al2O3) is a rare mineral, perfectly colourless and transparent. Small amounts of metallic elements such as chromium, iron, titanium or vanadium can substitute for aluminium in the...