Special Ceramic Material Based On Basaltic-Andesite for Extreme Environments
A special ceramic material with specific performances for some extreme environments can be elaborated using basaltic-andesite as raw material. The volcanic rocks presents specific compositions, a complex structure and properties, so some of them, such as basaltic-andesite, may have multiple utilization. The elaborated basaltic-andesite compound ceramic material, in mixture with porcelain-clay and alumina was characterized with SEM (scanning electron microscopy), EDS (energy dispersive spectroscopy), X-ray diffraction and thermo-gravimetric analysis. Many of the properties of this sort of ceramic material surpass the electric insulator porcelain type KER 110 ceramic, and in some approximate the high alumina-content ceramic materials.
Ch. Linsmeier and M. Reinelt
E. Albert et al., "Special Ceramic Material Based On Basaltic-Andesite for Extreme Environments ", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 59, pp. 39-41, 2009