Advanced Flexible Ceramics

Advanced Flexible Ceramics

Design, Properties, Manufacturing, and Emerging Applications

1st Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Ram Gupta, Ajit Behera, Siamak Farhad, Tuan Anh Nguyen
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323988247

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This volume focuses on the design, properties, manufacturing, and emerging technological applications of advanced flexible ceramics. Ceramics and their composites are used in many different application fields. However, their flexibility, processability, and multifunctional ability are practically limited to their specific application field. For example in electronic equipment and high-temperature applications, failure of miniaturized materials is a huge problem mainly due to their low fusing temperature, so In order to enhance the working temperature of these materials the researcher needs to use ceramic materials, but you still have the problem of brittle fracture and catastrophic failure. This brand-new volume provides detailed information on the properties and applications of advanced flexible ceramics. Key elements that are discussed are materials dependent flexible behavior; and important parameters such as microstructure and phases and how they will provide new direction for various applications, as well as the operational life of the ceramic. How flexible materials can influence smart behaviour (shape memory and self-healing) is also discussed in detail as well as thermal, physical, mechanical, electrical, and optical properties too. Various processing routes such as powder metallurgy, both physical and chemical vapor deposition, sol-gel, 3D print, and roll-to-roll processing are also explained in detail. The later section of the book provides detailed coverage of emerging technological applications. Additional chapters are also included on cost-effectiveness and the global market, recycling and future challenges and perspectives. Comprehensive in its coverage, Advanced Flexible Ceramics: Design, Properties, Manufacturing and Emerging Applications will be an essential reference resource for academic and industrial researchers working in the fields of refractory linings, high-temperature equipment, shielding, MEMS/NEMS and semiconductors, energy generation and storage, catalysis and environmental remediation, wearable textiles, transport, and biomedicine.

Key Features

  • Covers a new class of flexible ceramic materials for advanced technological applications
  • Covers a broad range of topics including characterization, synthesis, microstructure, and properties
  • Covers advanced technological aspects such as applications, manufacturing processes, and industrial assessment and economics


Academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists and engineers working in oxides and ceramic materials; Postgraduate students

Table of Contents

    1. Flexible ceramics: An introduction
    2. Shape Memory Ceramics
    3. Characterizations of flexible ceramics
    4. Microstructural characteristics of flexible ceramics

    5. Mechanical Properties of Flexible Ceramics
    6. Electrical Properties of Flexible Ceramic Films
    7. Optical Properties of Flexible Ceramic Films

    8. CVD processing and its relevance to build flexible ceramics materials
    9. Ceramic 3D printing
    10.Methods for fabrication of ceramic coating
    11.Methods for ceramic machining

    12. Advanced flexible electronic devices for biomedical application
    13. Transition Metal Oxide Ceramic Nanocomposites for flexible supercapacitors
    14. MOF- and MXene- based flexible supercapacitors
    15. Flexible Solar Cells
    16. Ceramics as electrode materials for supercapacitors
    17. Flexible ceramics for microfluidic-mediated biomedical devices
    18. Ceramic polymer nanocomposites as eco-friendly marine antifouling coatings
    19. Advanced Tape cast Multilayer Thin Ceramics and Composites with Inelastic Failure Behaviours for Damage Resistant Applications
    20. Flexible Ceramics for catalysis
    21. Flexible ceramics for environmental remediation
    22. Ceramic-based coatings for solar energy collection
    23. Advanced ceramics in the defense and security
    24. Advanced ceramics for anti-corrosion and anti-wear ceramic coatings
    25. Flexible photovoltaic application
    26. Ceramic materials for coatings
    27.Advanced Flexible Ceramics Material from Graphene-Incorporated Alumina Nanocomposites
    28. Carbon fiber reinforced ceramics: A flexible material for sophisticated applications

Product details

  • No. of pages: 630
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323988247

About the Editors

Ram Gupta

Dr. Ram Gupta is an Associate Professor at Pittsburg State University. Dr. Gupta’s research focuses on conducting polymers and composites, green energy production and storage using biowastes and nanomaterials, optoelectronics and photovoltaics devices, organic-inorganic hetero-junctions for sensors, bio-based polymers, flame-retardant polymers, bio-compatible nanofibers for tissue regeneration, scaffold and antibacterial applications, corrosion inhibiting coatings, and bio-degradable metallic implants. Dr. Gupta has published over 230 peer-reviewed articles, made over 280 national, international, and regional presentations, chaired many sessions at national/international meetings, edited numerous books, and written several book chapters. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor, and editorial board member of numerous journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, USA

Ajit Behera

Dr. Ajit Behera completed his Ph.D. from IIT-Kharagpur in 2016. He received the National "Yuva Rattan Award" in 2020, "young faculty award" in 2017 and the "C.V. Raman Award" in 2019. He has published more than 80 publications including Book, Book Chapter, and Journals. His research interest is smart materials, additive manufacturing, 3D & 4D printing, NiTi-alloys, plasma surface engineering, nanotechnology, magnetron sputtered thin film, cryo-treatment, and utilization of industrial waste. He has published two patents related to smart materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha, India

Siamak Farhad

Siamak Farhad is Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at The University of Akron, Ohio, USA. His primary and secondary research fields are energy and measurement, with a focus on energy, both energy conversion and storage, with particular emphasis on batteries, fuel cells, and piezoelectrics, from nano/microstructure design to the cell, device and system design. His focus in the field of measurement is on new sensors, is interdisciplinary and linked to nanotechnology, electrochemistry, thermal science, and material science. His research is based on both modeling and experiment; the selected research topics are, recycling and regeneration of lithium-ion battery materials, optimization of electrodes nano/microstructure for lithium battery, ceramic solid-state lithium battery, and piezoelectric materials for sensor and energy harvester.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Akron, Ohio, USA

Tuan Anh Nguyen

Dr. Tuan Anh Nguyen is a Principal Research Scientist at the Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam. He received his BSc in Physics from Hanoi University in 1992 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Paris Diderot University (France) in 2003. He was a Visiting Scientist at Seoul National University (South Korea, 2004) and University of Wollongong (Australia, 2005). He then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Research Scientist at the Montana State University (USA, 2006-2009). His research interests include smart coatings, conducting polymers, corrosion and protection of metals/concrete, antibacterial materials, and advanced nanomaterials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Research Scientist at the Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

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