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Characterization of Ceramics by Ronald Loehman

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11

Glass and Ceramic Joints

ANTONI P. TOMSIA AND RONALD E. LOEHMAN

Contents

11.1   Introduction

11.2   Characterization of Interfaces

11.3   Methods of Joining

11.4   Fundamentals of Interfacial Bonding: Wetting and Spreading

11.5   Reactive Metal Brazing of Aluminum Nitride

11.6   Summary

11.1   Introduction

Successful application of ceramics in many devices and structures requires some type of ceramic–metal joining. Ceramic–metal seals are used extensively in a wide variety of applications. Examples include vacuum tubes, high-voltage feedthroughs, transistor packages, sapphire–metal windows, rocket ignitor bodies, and many others. Newer joining applications include engine components, such as the Si3 N4 turbo-charger rotor joined to a metal ...

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