Image icon  Inter-particle bond in the fire-resistant composite Barrikade (R)

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Description: This cross-section shows a typical bond, made between the two expanded vermiculite particles by the water soluble glass (sodium silicate) which is used as a binder. The flow of the binder towards such necks is driven by surface tension.
Keywords: Barrikade • composite material • edible • filler • fire resistant • thermal • vermiculite • ZnO
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Hybrids > Composites
Properties > Mechanical & thermal > Fire resistance
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Micro
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
R Goodall, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 03 October 2002
Date added: 21 August 2009
Resource ID: 1657