26 February 1982 Toughened Optical Materials
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Abstract
Several methods exist for significantly' improving the strength and fracture toughness of ceramics. Analysis of these techniques indicates several should be applicable for optical window materials provided the morphologies and the physical and optical properties of the microstructural constituents are properly selected. Recent experimental results support the view that one of the most promising of these involves toughening with dispersions of (Zr,Hf)02, particularly when the dispersion size and refractive index match with the matrix can be suitably controlled.
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R. M. Cannon, R. M. Cannon, T. D. Ketcham, T. D. Ketcham, T. W. Coyle, T. W. Coyle, } "Toughened Optical Materials", Proc. SPIE 0297, Emerging Optical Materials, (26 February 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932499; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.932499
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