Advanced Technical Ceramics

Advanced Technical Ceramics

1st Edition - March 28, 1989

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  • Editor: Shigeyuki Somiya
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323154017

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Advanced Technical Ceramics provides a thorough overview of technical ceramics. This book is divided into three parts encompassing 13 chapters that cover all aspects of technical ceramics, including definitions, raw materials, electronic and mechanical materials and processes, and biomaterials. Part I deals with the classification of ceramics by their chemical composition, mineral content, processing and production methods, properties, and uses. This part also includes the synthetic raw materials, production processes, and thermo-mechanical properties of ceramics. Part II describes the electrical, electronic, magnetic, thermal, chemical, and optical properties of ceramics, as well as their biomedical applications. Part III focuses on several precision machining methods for ceramics, such as cutting, grinding, lapping, polishing, and laser processing. Ceramics scientists, engineers, and researchers will find this text invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Part I Introduction to Ceramics

    1 Ceramics: Definitions

    I. Introduction

    II. Definitions


    2 Types of Ceramics

    I. Introduction

    II. Classification by Chemical Composition

    III. Classification by Minerals

    IV. Classification by Molding Technique

    V. Additional Ways to Classify Ceramics


    3 Synthetic Raw Materials for Ceramics

    I. Introduction

    II. General Issues Concerning Powders for Ceramics

    III. Major Materials for Ceramics


    4 Production Processes for Ceramics

    I. Introduction

    II. Preparing the Body

    III. The Molding Process

    IV. The Firing Process

    V. Issues for the Near Future in Ceramics Production Techniques


    5 Evaluating Ceramics

    I. Introduction

    II. Mechanical Properties

    III. Thermal Properties


    Part II Properties and Applications of Ceramics

    6 Electrical and Electronic Properties

    I. Introduction

    II. Insulating Properties

    III. Semiconductors

    IV. High-Conductivity Ceramics

    V. Superconductors

    VI. Ionic Conduction


    7 Magnetic Properties

    I. Introduction

    II. Ferrite: An Oxide Magnetic Material

    III. Summary of Characteristics

    IV. Soft Magnetic Ferrite

    V. Hard Ferrite

    VI. Semihard Magnetic Ferrite

    VII. Ferrite for Microwave Use


    8 Thermal Properties

    I. Theory of Thermal Properties

    II. Ceramics That Exploit Thermal Properties


    9 Chemical Properties

    I. Introduction

    II. Chemical Sensors

    III. Chemical Batteries and Electric Double-Layer Capacitors

    IV. Chemical Pumps

    V. Electrochromism

    VI. High-Temperature Steam Electrolysis

    VII. Catalysts


    10 Optical Properties

    I. Noncrystalline Substances

    II. Crystals


    11 Biological Applications

    I. Metallic Implants

    II. Biological Practice in Optimizing Implants

    III. Carbon and Ceramic Systems

    IV. Medical Applications

    V. Conclusion


    12 Mechanical Properties

    I. Strength of Materials

    II. Mechanical Properties of Today's Ceramics

    III. Ceramic Parts for Automobiles

    IV. Engines


    Part III Machining Methods

    13 Precision Machining Methods for Ceramics

    I. Introduction

    II. Cutting

    III. Grinding

    IV. Lapping and Polishing

    V. Laser Processing

    VI. Other Machining Methods


    Appendix: Chronology of the Development of Advanced Ceramics


Product details

  • No. of pages: 366
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1989
  • Published: March 28, 1989
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323154017

About the Editor

Shigeyuki Somiya

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Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

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