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Fracture properties and behavior of transparent ceramics
Author(s): Parimal J. Patel; Jeffrey J. Swab; Gary A. Gilde
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Paper Abstract

For the past several decades, the Army has been interested in materials transparent to visible and infrared wavelengths for use in armor, IR windows and sensor windows. Future requirements for transparent armor are systems that can defeat greater threats without increased weight and thickness and minimal optical distortion. The Army Research Laboratory is developing transparent armor systems to increase the performance of new windows. Aluminum oxynitride spinel and single-crystal sapphire are two of the ceramic candidates for advanced transparent armor applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4102, Inorganic Optical Materials II, (25 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405279
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Parimal J. Patel, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Jeffrey J. Swab, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Gary A. Gilde, Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4102:
Inorganic Optical Materials II
Alexander J. Marker; Eugene G. Arthurs, Editor(s)

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