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Quantitative Microstructural Characterization and Description of Multiphase Ceramics

  • R. T. DeHoff

Abstract

The microstructural state possessed by a material is the legacy of its history, the key to its properties, and the portent of its response to subsequent processing. Thus, a knowledge of this microstructural state plays a central role in developing an understanding of how a material behaves. In a broad sense, the concept contained in “microstructural state” may imply a hierarchy of aspects of the structure of the material (electronic, crystal, defect, phases) and a range of attributes of its structural elements (chemical. physical , mechanical , thermodynamical).

Keywords

Topological Property Feature Class Triple Line Microstructural State Interphase Interface 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. T. DeHoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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