Strengthening of Alumina by Heat Treatment

  title={Strengthening of Alumina by Heat Treatment},
  author={David G. Brandon and Elazar Y. Gutmanas and Z. Nissenholz and J. Ozeri and Dan Shechtman and N. Travitzki and Yosef Yeshurun},
ABSTRACT Ceramic tiles of a commercial alumina were subjected to post-sintering heat-treatment. Marked increases in both fracture strength and fracture toughness were observed, independent of surface strengthening.