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Title: Method for preparing ceramic composite

A process for preparing ceramic composite comprising blending TiC particulates, Al.sub.2 O.sub.3 particulates and nickle aluminide and consolidating the mixture at a temperature and pressure sufficient to produce a densified ceramic composite having fracture toughness equal to or greater than 7 MPa m.sup.1/2, a hardness equal to or greater than 18 GPa.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
  2. (Lenoir City, TN)
  3. (Knoxville, TN)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870240
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5482673
Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Research Org:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; preparing; ceramic; composite; process; comprising; blending; tic; particulates; nickle; aluminide; consolidating; mixture; temperature; pressure; sufficient; produce; densified; fracture; toughness; equal; mpa; hardness; 18; gpa; ceramic composite; fracture toughness; composite comprising; pressure sufficient; preparing ceramic; densified ceramic; /419/75/

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