Gathering information on the evolution of small cracks in ceramic matrix composites used in hostile environments such as in gas turbines and hypersonic flights has been a challenge. It is now shown that sequences of microcrack damage in ceramic composites under load at temperatures up to 1,750 °C can be fully resolved with the use of in situ synchrotron x-ray computed microtomography. Article (PDF). News and Views (PDF).
/ / / Real-Time Quantitative Imaging of Failure Events in Materials Under Load at Temperatures Above 1,600 °C