Ceramic Nanocomposites

Edited by

  • Rajat Banerjee, University of Calcutta
  • Indranil Manna, Indian Institute of Technology, India

Ceramic nanocomposites have been found to have improved hardness, strength, toughness and creep resistance compared to conventional ceramic matrix composites. Ceramic nanocomposites reviews the structure and properties of these nanocomposites as well as manufacturing and applications.

Part one looks at the properties of different ceramic nanocomposites, including thermal shock resistance, flame retardancy, magnetic and optical properties as well as failure mechanisms. Part two deals with the different types of ceramic nanocomposites, including the use of ceramic particles in metal matrix composites, carbon nanotube-reinforced glass-ceramic matrix composites, high temperature superconducting ceramic nanocomposites and ceramic particle nanofluids. Part three details the processing of nanocomposites, including the mechanochemical synthesis of metallic-ceramic composite powders, sintering of ultrafine and nanosized ceramic and metallic particles and the surface treatment of carbon nanotubes using plasma technology. Part four explores the applications of ceramic nanocomposites in such areas as energy production and the biomedical field.

With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Ceramic nanocomposites is a technical guide for professionals requiring knowledge of ceramic nanocomposites, and will also offer a deeper understanding of the subject for researchers and engineers within any field dealing with these materials.
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Professionals requiring an understanding of ceramic nanocomposites; Researchers and engineers dealing with these materials; Material scientists; Universities, industries and research organizations engaged in research and teaching of scientific disciplines, such as materials for energy, fuel cells and batteries


Book information

  • Published: July 2013
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-0-85709-338-7

Table of Contents

Part 1 Properties: Thermal shock resistant and flame retardant ceramic nanocomposites; Magnetic properties of ceramic nanocomposites; Optical properties of ceramic nanocomposites; Failure mechanisms of ceramic nanocomposites; Multiscale modelling of the structure and properties of ceramic nanocomposites. Part 2 Types: Ceramic nanoparticles in metal matrix composites; Carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced glass and glass-ceramic matrix composites; Ceramic ultra-thin coatings using atomic layer deposition; High-temperature superconducting ceramic nanocomposites; Nanofluids including ceramic and other nanoparticles: Applications and rheological properties; Nanofluids including ceramic and other nanoparticles: Synthesis and thermal properties. Part 3 Processing: Mechanochemical synthesis of metallic-ceramic composite powders; Sintering of ultrafine and nanosized ceramic and metallic particles; Surface treatment of carbon nanotubes using plasma technology. Part 4 Applications: Ceramic nanocomposites for energy storage and power generation; Biomedical applications of ceramic nanocomposites; Synthetic biopolymer/layered silicate nanocomposites for tissue engineering scaffolds.