Improvement of fracture resistance in a glass matrix optomechanical composite reinforced by Al2O3-ZrO2 minicomposite

The possibility of obtaining fracture resistant optically transparent ceramic matrix optomechanical composites was studied on a continuous Al2O3-ZrO2 minicomposite-reinforced glass matrix model composite. A mesh-like reinforcement structure composed of unidirectional minicomposites was determined to be effective in improving the fracture resistance of the brittle matrix with a small expense in its optical transparency. With decreasing minicomposite to minicomposite spacing, the fracture resistance of the optomechanical composite increases while its light transmittance, vice versa. The present result demonstrates the possibility of fabricating optomechanical composites using minicomposite as reinforcement.
26th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A; Cocoa Beach, (13 January 2002 through 18 January 2002)


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A. F. Dericioğlu and Y. Kagawa, “Improvement of fracture resistance in a glass matrix optomechanical composite reinforced by Al2O3-ZrO2 minicomposite,” FL, United States, 2002, vol. 23, p. 485, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: