Departmental Papers (MSE)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

April 2001


R-curves of single-phase Y- and Ca-containing α-SiAlON ceramics have been measured. They range from flat ones for fine-grain ceramics to pronounced rising ones when large elongated grains are present. The highest toughness measured reached 11.5 MPa∙m1/2 over a crack extension of about 1000 μm.


Copyright The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted from Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Volume 84, Issue 4, April 2001, pages 884-886.



Date Posted: 03 December 2004

This document has been peer reviewed.