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Jul 28, 2017 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader

MEDE Area of Research: Characterization of Deformation Mechanisms and Amorphization in Boron Carbide and Control of Inelastic Mechanisms in Boron Carbide through Processing.

“Being part of a multi-discipline and highly engaged research team effort aimed at the development of novel classes of protection materials has been the most exciting aspect of the MEDE program. Through active collaboration with the research groups at the Army Research Laboratory and partner educational institutions, procedures and methods are being developed for producing currently unattainable ceramic materials that are microstructurally engineered across the length scales (atomistic to micro) and are characterized by improved hardness, toughness, inelastic behavior, and chemical inertness.”

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