The Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
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Conspicuous Applications of Advanced Ceramics a special exhibition at The International Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred
William J. Walker, Jr., Ph.D.
Ceramic Engineer and Guest Curator
June 24 - September 25, 1997
 
bullet proof vest
Bullet Proof Vest,
boron carbide and Kevlar
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Ceramic Armor
This armor is fabricated from boron carbide ceramic backed by reinforced plastic laminate. When a projectile impacts the armor the projectile is fractured by the ceramic. A major portion of the kinetic energy is absorbed by the ceramic, with residual energy being absorbed by the backing.

Bullet Proof Vest gift from Ceradyne, Inc.

 
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