A Survey of Developments in Whisker Composites in the United States.

by George A. Hoffman

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A review of the present effort in the United States of developing composite materials utilizing single crystal filaments (whiskers) as reinforcement. Developments in growing whiskers of various substances such as high-melting-point ceramics are described. Projects directed toward incorporating whiskers into composite test samples with a usable material as an ultimate goal are listed. The more general designs and analyses of filamentary composites are reviewed, and some directions in future efforts in whisker composites are predicted. 13 pp. Bibliog.

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