Image icon  Magnesia-chrome refractory brick

 
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Description: The micrograph shows the detail of the bond system which glues the large grain particles together. In particular, small (5mm) Cr2O3 precipitates are seen in the MgO. Fine particles react to form spinel which directly bond the aggregates conferring high temperature strength.
Keywords: aluminium • brick • calcium • ceramic • chromium • iron • magnesium • silicon
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Ceramics & glasses
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Micro
Created by: Prof W E Lee, Department of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield
DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 10 May 2002
Date added: 21 August 2009
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Resource ID: 1187