Ceramic Science and Engineering

Ceramic Science and Engineering

Basics to Recent Advancements

1st Edition - May 3, 2022

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  • Editors: Kamakhya Misra, R.D.K. Misra
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323899567
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323886031

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Ceramic Science and Engineering: Basics to Recent Advancements covers the fundamentals, classification and applications surrounding ceramic engineering. In addition, the book contains an extensive review of the current published literature on established ceramic materials. Other sections present an extensive review of up-to-date research on new innovative ceramic materials and reviews recently published articles, case studies and the latest research outputs. The book will be an essential reference resource for materials scientists, physicists, chemists and engineers, postgraduate students, early career researchers, and industrial researchers working in R&D in the development of ceramic materials. Ceramic engineering deals with the science and technology of creating objects from inorganic and non-metallic materials. It combines the principles of chemistry, physics and engineering. Fiber-optic devices, microprocessors and solar panels are just a few examples of ceramic engineering being applied in everyday life. Advanced ceramics such as alumina, aluminum nitride, zirconia, ZnO, silicon carbide, silicon nitride and titania-based materials, each of which have their own specific characteristics and offer an economic and high-performance alternative to more conventional materials such as glass, metals and plastics are also discussed.

Key Features

  • Covers environmental barrier ceramic coatings, advanced ceramic conductive fuel cells, processing and machining technology in ceramic and composite materials, photoluminescent ceramic materials, perovskite ceramics and bioinspired ceramic materials
  • Reviews both conventional, established ceramics and new, innovative advanced ceramics
  • Contains an extensive review of the current published literature on established ceramic materials


Materials scientists, physicists, chemists and engineers, and Industrial researchers working in R&D in the development of ceramic materials. Postgraduate students and early career researchers

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • List of contributors
  • Preface
  • Basics
  • Section A. Fundamentals of ceramics
  • 1. Fundamentals of ceramics: introduction, classification, and applications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Classification of ceramics
  • 3. Applications
  • 2. Advanced ceramics
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Synthesis of advanced ceramics
  • 3. Advanced ceramic materials
  • Advanced research
  • Section A. Advanced ceramics
  • 3. Silica optical fibers and their applications in SPR/LMR-based refractive index sensing
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Structural details
  • 3. Fabrication process
  • 4. Applications
  • 5. Conclusions
  • Section B. Bioinspired ceramics
  • 4. Bioceramics: materials, properties, and applications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. General knowledge on bioceramics
  • 3. Different types of bioceramics
  • 5. Bioinspired ceramics for bone tissue applications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Special characteristics of natural bioceramics
  • 3. Bone tissue engineering
  • 4. Bioceramics currently employed for BTE
  • 5. Future directions in bioinspired ceramics for bone tissue applications
  • 6. Conclusions
  • 6. Bioinspired design: lessons from hierarchical structures and local properties of natural ceramics and their composites
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Natural materials as regulators of local attributes
  • 3. Specific functions through tuning of local properties
  • 4. Biomimetics—the path ahead
  • Section C. Ferrite ceramics
  • 7. Physics of ferrite ceramics
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Ferrite ceramics and their classification
  • 3. Magnetic properties of ferrites
  • 4. Conclusion
  • Section D. Ultra-high temperature ceramics
  • 8. Nanostructured boron nitride fiber/matrix interphase in carbon-carbon composites
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Materials synthesis, testing, and characterization
  • 3. Nanostructures on BN coating for carbon fibers
  • 4. Oxidation and ablation of BN-coated fibers in a Cf/C composite
  • 5. Conclusions
  • 6. Funding
  • Section E. Oxide ceramics
  • 9. Rare earth–doped TiO2 nanoparticles for photocatalytic dye remediation
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Metal oxides and photocatalysis
  • 3. Crystallochemical characteristics of TiO2 and its scope as a photocatalytic material
  • 4. Introduction to rare earth ions
  • 5. Effect of RE doping in TiO2 and the associated physical principles
  • 6. Conclusion and scope
  • 10. Zinc oxide nanostructures
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Nanomaterials
  • 3. Nanostructures and their classification
  • 4. Zinc oxide nanostructures
  • 5. Synthesis techniques of ZnO nanostructures
  • 6. Applications of ZnO nanostructures
  • 7. ZnO: structure and properties
  • 8. ZnO as biosensor
  • 9. Dopants
  • 10. Basic apparatus and equipment
  • 11. Wet chemical methods for the growth of nanostructures
  • 12. Characterization of ZnO nanostructures
  • 13. Some recent results
  • 11. Luminescence and photodetection characteristics of rare earth–doped zinc oxide nanostructures
  • 1. Nanomaterials
  • 2. Luminescence characteristics
  • 3. Photodetection characteristics
  • 4. Nanophosphors: host materials
  • 5. Conclusion
  • Section F. Advanced ceramics: Energy storage batteries, fuel cells and photocatalysis
  • 12. Ferroelectric ceramics and glass ceramics for photocatalysis
  • 1. Ferroelectric materials
  • 2. Photocatalysis
  • 3. Ferroelectric ceramics for photocatalysis
  • 4. Ferroelectric glass ceramics for photocatalysis
  • 5. Ferroelectric ceramics for piezo-photocatalysis
  • 6. Conclusions
  • 13. Energy storage batteries: basic feature and applications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Basic feature of batteries
  • 3. Theoretical background of batteries
  • 4. Different types of batteries
  • 5. Summary and scope
  • 14. Design and developments in ceramic materials for electrochemical applications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Importance of advanced ceramic materials for energy storage applications
  • Section G. Advanced ceramic coatings
  • 15. Environmental degradation of ceramic materials in nuclear energy systems
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Environmental degradation of materials in nuclear power systems
  • 3. Degradation of ceramic materials in nuclear power environments
  • 4. Ceramic coatings for nuclear energy systems
  • 5. Concluding remarks
  • 16. Resistive switching characteristics of TiO2 thin films for nonvolatile memory applications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Fundamentals of resistive memory switching
  • 3. Resistive switching in TiO2
  • 4. Role of oxidizable electrode in resistive switching of TiO2
  • 5. Stability and scalability of TiO2-based resistive switching memories
  • 6. Conclusions
  • Section H. Ceramic matrix composites
  • 17. Ceramic-conducting polymer composites for sensing applications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Preparation of conducting polyaniline–metal oxide composites and its characterization
  • 3. Polyaniline–metal oxide composite
  • 4. X-ray diffraction
  • 5. Humidity sensing behavior of conducting polyaniline–metal oxide composites
  • 6. Conclusion
  • 18. Multiphase ultra-high temperature ceramic barrier coatings on fibers in extreme environments
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Fabrication and processing of UHTCMC materials
  • 3. Prepared UHTC composites (pristine)
  • 4. Exposed fibers barrier coatings in Cf/C–SiC–(Ti,Hf)C composite
  • 5. Exposed fibers barrier coatings in Cf/C–SiC–(Ti,Ta)C composite
  • 6. Exposed fibers barrier coatings in Cf/C–SiC–(Ti,W)C composite
  • 7. Conclusions
  • Section I. Nanostructured ceramics
  • 19. Nanostructured ceramics
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Preparation of ceramic nanomaterials
  • 3. Characterization of ceramic nanomaterials
  • 4. Properties of ceramic nanomaterials
  • 5. Applications of ceramic nanomaterials
  • 6. Conclusions
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 616
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: May 3, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323899567
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323886031

About the Editors

Kamakhya Misra

Kamakhya Prakash Misra received his Ph.D. in Physics in the field of materials science and thin films from the University of Lucknow, India. Presently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Manipal University Jaipur, India. His current research interests include sol gel derived nanomaterials and thin film structures mainly to understand their opto-electronic behaviour, particularly band gap engineering of wide band gap semiconductors like ZnO and TiO2 (ceramic materials) using various dopants and controlling the processing parameters. Apart from band gap engineering, he monitors various aspects and features of surfaces developed in his lab using conventional techniques like SEM and AFM as well as high resolution techniques like XRF (XRR and GIXRF). His speciality lies in interpreting and analyzing photoluminescence, nonlinearity and energy level descriptions of various inorganic compounds. He has published more than 20 research articles in international journals of high repute. He also engages in other scholarly activities such as teaching courses on solid state physics and materials science at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Manipal University Jaipur, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

R.D.K. Misra

Dr. R. D. K. Misra is Professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso, USA. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, India and PhD in Metallurgy and Materials Science from University of Cambridge, UK. Dr. Misra’s interdisciplinary research interests include advanced high strength-high toughness combination metals and alloys for structural and functional applications, materials for energy systems, biomaterials and nanostructured materials including composite materials. These research programs involve the use of a broad spectrum of materials characterization techniques such as electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, EBSD, atomic force microscopy, and mechanical testing. He has published over 800 peer reviewed articles in journals of international repute. Currently, he is Editor-in-Chief, Materials Technology – Advanced Performance Materials, published by Taylor and Francis, UK. He is also on the Editorial Board of Materials Science and Engineering A, Elsevier and Materials and Metallurgical Transactions, Springer. Prof. Misra is an active reviewer for more than 50 journals including Materials Science and Engineering A and B, Langmuir, Biomacromolecules, Physica Status Solidi, Materials and Design, Biomaterials, Journals of Biomaterials Applications, Science of Advanced Materials and Acta Biomaterialia. He has received several awards and honors like the Charles Hatchett Award, conferred by the Institute of Materials, UK (2007), Composite Award, conferred by the Institute of Materials, UK (2007), Innovator Award, University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2013) and the Distinguished Alumnus Award of Banaras Hindu University, India (2013). Dr. Misra is a Fellow of the American Society for Materials International, Alpha Sigma Mu, and the Institute of Minerals, Metals and Minerals, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Enginerring, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA

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