PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEE RING
This report summarizes the first year of a two-year effort on solgel processing techniques for glass matrix composites. The emphasis in this program is on solgel fabrication techniques and their influence upon the composite properties. The program did not try to develop new matrices or reinforcements. Special emphasis was placed on the reduction in processing temperature and more uniform distribution of the glass matrix between the fibers. Keywords Ceramic matrix composites, Mirror substrate materials, Thermal properties, Mechanical properties, Glass matrix composite.