Chemical stability, micro structure and mechanical behavior of LaPO4-containing ceramics

Dong Hau Kuo, Waltraud M. Kriven

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The use of LaPO4 as a weak interface in composites for high temperature applications was investigated using tape-cast laminates and fiber model systems. Three laminates were fabricated with LaPO4 as one component and Al2O3, Y3Al5O12 or LaAl11O18 as the other. The chemical compatibility between the different components of the laminates, as well as the mechanical responses to flexural deformation and the propagation of indentation cracks, were examined. Two fiber model systems (Al2O3 fiber/LaPO4 coating/Al2O3 matrix and Y3Al5O12 fiber/LaPO4 coating/Al2O3 matrix) were studied by fiber pushout tests to measure the interfacial shear strengths. The interfacial shear strengths were calculated by the linear and shear-lag approaches for different embedded fiber lengths. The results suggest that Y3Al5O12 fiber-reinforced composites with LaPO4 coatings have potential as high temperature materials in oxidizing environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-134
Number of pages12
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jun 15 1996


  • Alumina
  • Aluminates
  • Fibers
  • Laminates
  • Lanthanum phosphate
  • Pushout test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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