missile dome

Marina R. Pascucci 2010–2011

Video of the week – Marina Pascucci on polycrystalline transparent ceramic materials and missile dome production

By / December 16, 2009

Marina Pascucci, president of CeraNova Corp., describes how her company fabricates the domes – the curved or pointed leading surfaces – of missiles. In this context, she explains how polycrystalline ceramic materials can be both transparent and superior in other ways to something like glass or a monocrystalline material, such as sapphire (alumina). Missile domes…

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Perfecting a missile dome

By / November 18, 2009

The online version of ACerS’ International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology has a new story that reveals many of the problems scientists and engineers face when designing the tips of missiles – called domes – used by primarily by the military, and the results of some interesting research on a new dome material. The gist…

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