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Ceramics Science and Technology, Volume 1: Structures

Ceramics Science and Technology, Volume 1: Structures

Ralf Riedel (Editor), I-Wei Chen (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-31155-2

Mar 2008

612 pages

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Although ceramics have been known to mankind literally for millennia, research has never ceased. Apart from the classic uses as a bulk material in pottery, construction, and decoration, the latter half of the twentieth century saw an explosive growth of application fields, such as electrical and thermal insulators, wear-resistant bearings, surface coatings, lightweight armour, or aerospace materials. In addition to plain, hard solids, modern ceramics come in many new guises such as fabrics, ultrathin films, microstructures and hybrid composites.
Built on the solid foundations laid down by the 20-volume series Materials Science and Technology, Ceramics Science and Technology picks out this exciting material class and illuminates it from all sides.
Materials scientists, engineers, chemists, biochemists, physicists and medical researchers alike will find this work a treasure trove for a wide range of ceramics knowledge from theory and fundamentals to practical approaches and problem solutions.

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List of Contributors.

I Introduction.

1 Modern Trends in Advanced Ceramics (Ralf Riedel, Emanuel Ionescu, and I.-Wei Chen).

1.1 Advanced Ceramics.

1.2 Conventional Synthesis and Processing of Advanced Ceramics.

1.3 Molecular Routes for the Synthesis and Processing of Advanced Ceramics.

1.4 Methods for Characterization of Advanced Ceramic Materials.

1.5 Applications of Advanced Ceramics.

1.6 Outlook.

II Structure of Ceramic Materials: Atomic Level.

2 Modeling Amorphous Ceramic Structures (Peter Kroll).

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Computational Approach.

2.3 Results.

2.4 Summary and Conclusions.

3 Structural Chemistry of Ceramics (Rainer Pöttgen, Hubert Huppertz, and Rolf-Dieter Hoffmann).

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Crystal Chemistry of Binary Oxides.

3.3 Complex Oxide Structures.

3.4 Nitrides and Related Materials.

4 Diffusion in Ceramics (Günter Borchardt, Karsten Gömann, Martin Kilo, and Harald Schmidt).

4.1 General Introduction.

4.2 Simple Oxides.

4.3 Diffusion in Complex Oxides.

4.4 Diffusion in Non-Oxide Ceramics.

5 Structures of Ceramic Materials: Thermodynamics and Constitution (Matsvei Zinkevich and Fritz Aldinger)

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Experimental Phase Studies.

5.3 Methods of Computational Thermodynamics.

5.4 Case Studies.

III Structures of Ceramic Materials: Microstructural Level.

6 Microstructural Design of Ceramics: Theory and Experiment (Gayle S. Painter and Paul F. Becher).

6.1 Overview.

6.2 An Introduction to Ceramics.

6.3 Determinants of Ceramic Microstructure.

6.4 Factors in Microstructural Design.

6.5 Amorphous Phases in Ceramics.

6.6 Silicon Nitride Ceramics: A Model System.

6.7 Theory and Modeling of Ceramics.

6.8 A Case Study in Theory and Modeling: Intergranular Films in Silicon Nitride

6.9 Outlook.

7 Mesoscopic Ceramic Structures in One, Two,  and Three Dimensions (Jörg J. Schneider and Jörg Engstler).

7.1 Ceramics at the Mesoscale.

7.2 Synthetic Routes to Mesoscaled Ceramic Structures.

7.3 One-Dimensional (1-D) Ceramic Structures.

7.4 Two-Dimensional (2-D) Ceramic Structures.

7.5 Three-Dimensional (3-D) Ceramic Structures.

8 Bulk Ceramic Nanostructures (Pavol S4ajgalík, Ján Dusza, Zoltán Lenc4és4, Miroslav Hnatko, Dusan Galusek, and Katarina Ghillányová).

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Materials and Related Nanocomposites.

8.3 Formation of Nanoinclusions.

8.4 Materials Preparation.

8.5 Properties of Ceramic Nanocomposites.

8.6 High-Temperature Properties.

8.7 Electrical Properties.

9 Glass Ceramics: Silica- and Alumina-Based (Christian Rüssel).

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Theory of Nucleation and Crystal Growth.

9.3 Glass Ceramics with Low Thermal Expansion Coefficients.

9.4 Glass Ceramics for Mechanical Applications.

9.5 Bioglass Ceramics.

9.6 Oriented Glass Ceramics.

9.7 Nano Glass Ceramics.

10 Cellular Structures (Paolo Colombo and Enrico Bernardo).

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 Structure.

10.3 Properties.

10.4 Fabrication Methods.

10.5 Applications.

10.6 Summary.

11 Ceramic Thin Films (Theodor Schneller, Subhasish B. Majumder, and Rainer Waser)

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 Fundamentals of the Chemical Solution Deposition Process.

11.3 Structure–Property Relationships.

11.4 The Application of CSD-Derived Ceramic Films.

11.5 Conclusions.

12 Multiphase Fiber Composites (Dietmar Koch, Ralf Knoche, and Georg Grathwohl)

12.1 Introductory Remarks.

12.2 Fibers for Ceramic Composites.

12.3 Processes to Fabricate Ceramic Fiber Composites.

12.4 Non-Brittle Composites and Associated Mechanisms.

12.5 Properties of Ceramic Fiber Composites.

12.6 Applications of Ceramic Fiber Composites.


""This book will be a great tool…it will serve as an excellent reference source…"" (Journal of Metals, August 21, 2008)