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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: 978-3-527-80256-2

Nov 2015

612 pages

$339.99

Description

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.
Preface

PART I: Introduction

MODERN TRENDS IN ADVANCED CERAMICS
Advanced Ceramics
Conventional Synthesis and Processing of Advanced Ceramics
Molecular Routes for the Synthesis and Processing of Advanced Ceramics
Methods for Characterization of Advanced Ceramic Materials
Applications of Advanced Ceramics
Outlook

PART II: Structure of Ceramic Materials: Atomic Level

MODELING AMORPHOUS CERAMIC STRUCTURES
Introduction
Computational Approach
Results
Summary and Conclusions
STRUCTURAL CHEMISTRY OF CERAMICS
Introduction
Crystal Chemistry of Binary Oxides
Complex Oxide Structures
Nitrides and Related Materials
DIFFUSION IN CERAMICS
General Introduction
Simple Oxides
Diffusion in Complex Oxides
Diffusion in Non-Oxide Ceramics
STRUCTURES OF CERAMIC MATERIALS: THERMODYNAMICS AND CONSTITUTION
Introduction
Experimental Phase Studies
Methods of Computational Thermodynamics
Case Studies

PART III: Structures of Ceramic Materials: Microstructural Level

MICROSTRUCTURAL DESIGN OF CERAMICS: THEORY AND EXPERIMENT
Overview
An Introduction to Ceramics
Determinants of Ceramic Microstructure
Factors in Microstructural Design
Amorphous Phases in Ceramics
Silicon Nitride Ceramics: A Model System
Theory and Modeling of Ceramics
A Case Study in Theory and Modeling: Intergranular Films in Silicon Nitride
Outlook
MESOSCOPIC CERAMIC STRUCTURES IN ONE, TWO, AND THREE DIMENSIONS
Ceramics at the Mesoscale
Synthetic Routes to Mesoscaled Ceramic Structures
One-Dimensional (1-D) Ceramic Structures
Two-Dimensional (2-D) Ceramic Structures
Three-Dimensional (3-D) Ceramic Structures
BULK CERAMIC NANOSTRUCTURES
Introduction
Materials and Related Nanocomposites
Formation of Nanoinclusions
Materials Preparation
Properties of Ceramic Nanocomposites
High-Temperature Properties
Electrical Properties
GLASS CERAMICS: SILICA- AND ALUMINA-BASED
Introduction
Theory of Nucleation and Crystal Growth
Glass Ceramics with Low Thermal Expansion Coefficients
Glass Ceramics for Mechanical Applications
Bioglass Ceramics
Oriented Glass Ceramics
Nano Glass Ceramics
CELLULAR STRUCTURES
Introduction
Structure
Properties
Fabrication Methods
Applications
Summary
CERAMIC THIN FILMS
Introduction
Fundamentals of the Chemical Solution Deposition Process
Structure-Property Relationships
The Application of CSD-Derived Ceramic Films
Conclusions
MULTIPHASE FIBER COMPOSITES
Introductory Remarks
Fibers for Ceramic Composites
Processes to Fabricate Ceramic Fiber Composites
Non-Brittle Composites and Associated Mechanisms
Properties of Ceramic Fiber Composites
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)