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For the innovation and industrial processing of ceramics components, one paramount requirement is a reliable means of joining a ceramic part to another ceramic or to a metal. The Institute is pursuing a programme involving the intensive study of the joinability of ceramics, the aim being the elaboration of appropriate techniques for joining. This embraces liquid phase and solid phase, as well as other exotic routes. This report concerns the technical prospects of an innovative technique involving ionic implantation of inert species, and ion beam mixing of metal alloy coated ceramic substrates, prior to diffusion bonding. It is confirmed that such a procedure can improve significantly the mechanical properties of a ceramic. However, in addition, the present experimental evidence is that there is an improvement in joint strengths and high temperature integrity, with above all a remarkably increased reliability in measured strengths.

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Authors: HONDROS E D, JRC Petten (NL);PETEVES S D, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Ceramics Workshop - New Processing and Properties, Nagoya (JP), March 14-16, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36274 ORA
Record Number: 199111237 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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