An Introduction to Ceramic Science - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080160962, 9781483160399

An Introduction to Ceramic Science

1st Edition

The Commonwealth and International Library: Materials Science and Technology (Ceramics Division)

Authors: D. W. Budworth
Editors: G. Arthur
eBook ISBN: 9781483160399
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 290
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Description

An Introduction to Ceramic Science covers the principles of ceramic science, the physicochemical system, and atomic mechanisms of ceramics. This book is organized into eight chapters and begins with a study of atoms and the way in which they bond together to form crystalline solids. This topic is followed by a geometrical description of the structures of some crystals of particular importance in ceramics and some of the features of the elementary classical theory of ionic crystals. The following chapter presents the principles of the thermodynamic and phase diagram approaches to study phase equilibrium in ceramics. A chapter is devoted to the microstructure and porosity of ceramics. The discussion then shifts to several atomic movements in dense ceramics, such as diffusion, nucleation, and grain growth. The concluding chapters examine the mechanical properties and densification processes in ceramics. This book is of great value to ceramists, scientists, researchers, and undergraduate students who are interested in improving ceramic materials for particular applications.

Table of Contents


Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. The Bonding of Atoms and the Regular Packing of Spheres

Chapter 3. The Structures of Some Ceramic Crystals

Chapter 4. Phase Equilibrium in Ceramics

Chapter 5. The Texture of Ceramics

Chapter 6. Atom Movements in Dense Ceramics

Chapter 7. The Mechanical Properties of Ceramics

Chapter 8. Densification Processes in Ceramics

Index


Details

No. of pages:
290
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1970
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483160399

About the Author

D. W. Budworth

About the Editor

G. Arthur