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Flame-broiled alumina

Nature volume 430, page 738 (12 August 2004) | Download Citation

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A method for preparing aluminate glasses and glass–ceramic composites opens up new possibilities for generating mechanically strong structural components and high-hardness coatings.

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  1. Paul F. McMillan is at the Davy–Faraday Laboratory, Royal Institution of Great Britain, and in the Department of Chemistry, Christopher Ingold Laboratory and Materials Chemistry Centre, University College London, London WC1H 0AJ, UK. p.f.mcmillan@ucl.ac.uk

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