Ceramic nanocomposites: Mechanical properties

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    The high strengths reported for ceramic nanocomposites are not caused by an increase in toughness. They are probably caused by a reduction in processing and contact induced defect density coupled with an enhanced crack healing mechanism on annealing. Transgranular fracture is an important indicator of the strength increase and this associated with reinforcement particles located on grain boundaries. Enhanced creep resistance is associated with grain boundary pinning mechanisms. The mechanisms for the increased wear resistance are not yet known. © 1998 Current Chemistry Ltd ISSN 1359-0286.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)490-495
    Number of pages5
    JournalCurrent Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998


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