Papers by Author: S. Papargyri

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Authors: S. Papargyri, D.N. Tsipas, A. Botis, X. Spiliotis, A. Papargyris
Abstract: Although structural kaolin based ceramics are attractive and useful materials, having good mechanical characteristics, low density, good corrosion and high temperature resistance, their use is restricted by their brittle behaviour. In order to improve their properties and mainly strength, toughness and high temperature performance, fibre composite ceramics have been developed. In the present work a series of kaolin-short random dispersed Grafil carbon fibre composites were produced and sintered in an inert atmosphere of Argon at 1000oC and 1300oC and characterised using various techniques. XRD analysis of the kaolin matrix at 1000oC showed that the crystalline phases were decomposed without the formation of mullite a fact which also reconfirmed by SEM examination. However at 1300oC mullite formation was well evidenced. XRD analysis of the fibres in “as received” showed that they have graphite structure which was also retained, as SEM examination revealed, after sintering. Examination of the Grafil fibres showed that they were quite uniform in length and diameter and retained their integrity after sintering at the examined temperatures. Examination the fractured composite surfaces showed only a weak bond between fibres and matrix and at the pull out areas the fibres were replicated in the matrix.
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Authors: S. Papargyri, D.N. Tsipas, D.A. Papargyris, A.I. Botis, Athanasios D. Papargyris
Abstract: Tin dioxide is a wide band semiconductor, with interesting chemical physical and mechanical properties, used in a variety of industrial, domestic, medical and agricultural applications, including gas detectors, transparent conductors, solar cells, anti-static films, nanoelectronic devices etc. The variety of nanosized SnO2 production methods in the form of powders or layers (e.g. solid state, sol-gel, sputtering, laser ablation, template, solution precipitation, precursor oxidation, CVD, PVD, etc) are discussed.
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Authors: Athanasios D. Papargyris, A.I. Botis, S. Papargyri
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Authors: S. Papargyri, D.N. Tsipas, A. Botis, A. Papargyris
Abstract: In order to manufacture products of acceptable quality within predetermined specification limits, an evaluation of the manufacturing process through the use of capability indices is necessary. Capability indices are used in order to evaluate a process and to monitor the product characteristics and the results of quality improvement cycles. The three point bending strength of kaolin ceramic specimens produced by two different production processes (slip casting and hydroplastic extrusion) were investigated. It was found that under statistical control and normal distribution of strength values, the process capability indices Cp, Cpk, regardless of any disadvantages and the fact that they have limitations, can be combined with other techniques in the field of statistical process control and become valuable tools in process evaluation of ceramic products.
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