Ceramic Nanocomposites

1st Edition

Editors: Rajat Banerjee Indranil Manna
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857093387
eBook ISBN: 9780857093493
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 31st July 2013
Page Count: 616
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Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering

Part I: Properties

Chapter 1: Thermal shock resistant and flame retardant ceramic nanocomposites


1.1 Introduction

1.2 Design of thermal shock resistant and flame retardant ceramic nanocomposites

1.3 Types and processing of thermally stable ceramic nanocomposites

1.4 Thermal properties of particular ceramic nanocomposites

1.5 Interface characteristics of ceramic nanocomposites

1.6 Superplasticity characteristics of thermal shock resistant ceramic nanocomposites

1.7 Densification for the fabrication of thermal shock resistant ceramic nanocomposites

1.8 Test Methods for the characterization and evaluation of thermal shock resistant ceramic nanocomposites

1.9 Conclusions

1.10 Future trends

1.11 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 2: Magnetic properties of ceramic nanocomposites


2.1 Introduction

2.2 Magnetic nanocomposites

2.3 Size-dependent magnetic properties

2.4 Colossal magnetoresistance (CMR)

2.5 Electrical transport/resistivity

2.6 Spin-dependent single-electron tunneling phenomena

2.7 Applications: cobalt-doped nickel nanofibers as magnetic materials

2.8 Applications: amorphous soft magnetic materials

2.9 Applications: assembly of magnetic nanostructures

Chapter 3: Optical properties of ceramic nanocomposites


3.1 Introduction

3.2 Optical properties of ceramic nanocomposites

3.3 Transmittance and absorption

3.4 Non-linearity

3.5 Luminescence

3.6 Optical properties of glass–carbon nanotube (CNT) composites

Chapter 4: Failure mechanisms of ceramic nanocomposites


4.1 Introduction

4.2 Rupture strength

4.3 F


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.

Key Features

  • Reviews the structure and properties of ceramic nanocomposites as well as their manufacturing and applications
  • Examines properties of different ceramic nanocomposites, as well as failure mechanisms
  • Details the processing of nanocomposites and explores the applications of ceramic nanocomposites in areas such as energy production and the biomedical field


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


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About the Editors

Rajat Banerjee Editor

Rajat Banerjee is a Senior Officer (Research and Development) at the Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, India. Dr Banerjee has undertaken research at the Friedrich Schiller University in Germany, The University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the USA. He published widely in the area of ceramic nanocomposites. He has received an Indo-EU Heritage Fellowship, the best paper award at the XVIIth International Congress on Glass and a Certificate of Appreciation from NIST for his outstanding research on nanomaterials.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Calcutta

Indranil Manna Editor

Indranil Manna is Director of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India. Professor Manna was formerly Director of the Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata. He has taught physical metallurgy at IIT Kharagpur for over 25 years and was a Visiting Professor in Germany, USA, Singapore, Poland, Russia and France. Currently a JC Bose Fellow in India, Professor Manna has written over 250 journal publications and is the recipient of numerous national and international awards, and is a Fellow of all four national academies in India (INSA, IAS, NASI, INAE).

Affiliations and Expertise

Indian Institute of Technology, India