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Materials - Special types of Materials | Ceramic Materials - Science and Engineering

Ceramic Materials

Science and Engineering

Carter, C. Barry, Norton, M. Grant

2007, XXII, 716 p.


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  • Combines the treatment of bioceramics, furnaces, glass, optics, pores, gemstones, and point defects in a single text
  • Provides abundant examples and illustrations relating theory to practical applications
  • Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate teaching and as a reference for researchers in materials science
  • Written by established and successful teachers and authors with experience in both research and industry

"… Ceramic Materials is exceptionally comprehensive... [and] will be the standard for information on crystalline ceramics for many years." - Robert H. Doremus, New York State Science and Technology Foundation Professor of Glass and Ceramics Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Ceramic Materials: Science and Engineering is an up-to-date treatment of ceramic science, engineering, and applications in a single, integrated text. Building on a foundation of crystal structures, phase equilibria, defects and the mechanical properties of ceramic materials, students are shown how these materials are processed for a broad diversity of applications in today's society. Concepts such as how and why ions move, how ceramics interact with light and magnetic fields, and how they respond to temperature changes are discussed in the context of their applications. References to the art and history of ceramics are included throughout the text. The text concludes with discussions of ceramics in biology and medicine, ceramics as gemstones and the role of ceramics in the interplay between industry and the environment. The text is extensively illustrated and includes references and questions for the student.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Ceramic Materials textbook - Introduction to ceramic materials - Principles of Ceramic Processing - ceramic applications - ceramic materials properties explained - ceramics - ceramics materials characterization book - crystal - engineering ceramics book - glass - sintering

Related subjects » Characterization & Evaluation of Materials - Inorganic Chemistry - Mechanics - Nanotechnology - Production & Process Engineering - Special types of Materials

Table of contents 

History and Introduction.- Some History.- Materials.- Background You Need to Know.- Bonds and Energy Bands.- Models, Crystals, and Chemistry.- Binary Compounds.- Complex Crystal and Glass Structures.- Equilibrium Phase Diagrams.- Tools.- Furnaces.- Characterizing Structure, Defects, and Chemistry.- Defects.- Point Defects, Charge, and Diffusion.- Are Dislocations Unimportant?.- Surfaces, Nanoparticles, and Foams.- Interfaces in Polycrystals.- Phase Boundaries, Particles, and Pores.- Mechanical Strength and Weakness.- Mechanical Testing.- Deforming: Plasticity.- Fracturing: Brittleness.- Processing.- Raw Materials.- Powders, Fibers, Platelets, and Composites.- Glass and Glass-Ceramics.- Sols, Gels, and Organic Chemistry.- Shaping and Forming.- Sintering and Grain Growth.- Solid-State Phase Transformations and Reactions.- Processing Glass and Glass-Ceramics.- Coatings and Thick Films.- Thin Films and Vapor Deposition.- Growing Single Crystals.- Properties and Applications.- Conducting Charge or Not.- Locally Redistributing Charge.- Interacting with and Generating Light.- Using Magnetic Fields and Storing Data.- Responding to Temperature Changes.- Ceramics in Biology and Medicine.- Minerals and Gems.- Industry and the Environment.

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