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Introduction

  • Alexander Evans
  • Christopher San Marchi
  • Andreas Mortensen
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Abstract

A composite material is a mixture of two or more separate phases, which have been intimately bonded together at a scale that is sufficiently fine that the result can be considered a material with properties of its own.

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    Terry B. and Jones G.: Metal Matrix Composites, Current Developments and Future Trends in Industrial Research and Applications, Elsevier Advanced Technology, Oxford, UK, 1990, p.105.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Evans
    • 1
  • Christopher San Marchi
    • 2
  • Andreas Mortensen
    • 3
  1. 1.Manchester Materials Science CentreManchesterUK
  2. 2.Sandia National Laboratories, MS-9402LivermoreUSA
  3. 3.Laboratory for Mechanical Metallurgy, Institute of MaterialsSwiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)LausanneSwitzerland

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