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Title: Synthesis and processing of nanocrystalline YAG (Yttrium Aluminium Garnet) ceramics
Authors: Ramanujam, Prabhu
Keywords: Ceramics
Nanoparticles
Yttrium aluminium garnet
Solvothermal synthesis
Hot isostatic pressing
Transparent materials
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Prabhu Ramanujam
Abstract: Transparent ceramics are used in a variety of applications such as protective visors, thermo-graphic lens, night vision devices and windowpane of an armed vehicle, missile domes and in aircrafts. Yttrium Aluminium Garnet (YAG, Y3Al5O12) exhibits uniform index of refraction without birefringence owing to its cubic crystal structure and offers a range of optical and mechanical properties that makes it suitable for transparent applications. [Continues.]
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
Sponsor: Morgan Advanced Materials, Swansea, UK and Loughborough University DTA studentship
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16651
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