Ceramic armor advance achieved.

Author:Williams, Robert H.
Position:TECH TALK - Brief Article
 
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What to do with a light, extremely hard substance that would be ideal for body armor, except it tended to crumble and fracture during the manufacturing process? A Georgia Institute of Technology researcher has perfected a process that makes boron carbide harder and poreless in high temperature manufacturing.

The result is a material with remarkable ballistic armor properties. The scientist-Robert Speyer--subsequently created a company under the...

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