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Matrices for Composites


Advances in ceramic matrices:

(1) The "rule of mixtures"

(2) Interface science

(3) Processing Methodology (near net shape)

(4) More fracture resistant with fewer to no defects

(5) Smart composites and those that are self healing

(6) Reinforcing constituents produced in situ

(7) Polymer precursors

Ceramic Matrices

1. Oxide Systems

2. Silicon Nitride

3. Aluminide Nitride

3. Carbide Ceramics

4. Silicon Carbide

5. Zirconia

6. Titanium Diboride

7. Alumina

8. Dopants in matrices to form metal precipitates.