Accession Number : ADA230509


Title :   The Physics and Chemistry of carbides, Nitrides and Borides. Volume 185


Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER INST OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (UNITED KINGDOM)


Personal Author(s) : Freer, Robert


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a230509.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 716


Abstract : Carbides, nitrides and borides are families of related refractory materials. Traditionally they have been employed in applications associated with engineering ceramics where either high temperature strength or stability is of primary importance. In recent years there has been a growing awareness of the interesting electrical, thermal and optical properties exhibited by these materials, and the fact that many can be prepared as monolithic ceramics, single crystals and thin films. In practical terms carbides, nitrides and borides offer the prospect of a new generation of semiconductor materials, for example, which can function at very high temperatures in severe environmental conditions.


Descriptors :   *CARBIDES , UNITED KINGDOM , NETHERLANDS , MATERIALS , HIGH TEMPERATURE , THIN FILMS , SINGLE CRYSTALS , SEMICONDUCTORS , NITRIDES , CERAMIC MATERIALS , CHEMISTRY , ENGINEERING , PHYSICS , HIGH STRENGTH , ADVERSE CONDITIONS , AWARENESS , REFRACTORY MATERIALS , BORIDES , NATO , OPTICAL PROPERTIES


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE