Selected articles: Advanced ceramic materials: an overview. Aluminum nitride. Aluminum oxide. Aluminum titanate. Automotive materials. Beta-alumina. Borides. Capacitors. Carbon and graphite. Ceramic membranes. Ceramic superconductors. Ceramics process engineering. Chemical degradation. Creep. Cutting tools. Design of powders for ceramic processing. Design with advanced ceramics. Diamond. Diffusion. Directed metal oxidation. Extrusion. Fatigue. Fiber-reinforced ceramics. Firing. Gas-phase reactions and the preparation of ceramic materials. Glass ceramics. Glass: an overview. Glasses from sol-gel monoliths. Glassy phases in ceramics. Grinding. Halides. Hardness. Hot isostatic pressing. Hot pressing: an overview. Impurities. Injection molding. Insulators: electrical conductivity. Joining of ceramic-metal systems: an overview. Lamp envelopes. Liquid-phase sintering. Magnesium and alkaline-earth oxides. Mechanical performance and lifetime prediction. Metallorganic compounds as ceramic precursors. Mixing of particulate solids. Motor vehicle turbine materials. Mullite. Nondestructive evaluation. Oxides. Perovskites. Powder characterization. Powders: chemical preparation. Powders: hydrothermal preparation. Refractory carbides. Refractory materials, metallurgical. Silica. Silicon carbide. Silicon nitride fibers. Sintering: an overview. Soft magnetic ferrites. Solid-state reactions. Substrate materials. Thermal conductivity. Thermal shock. Titanates. Traditional ceramics. Transformation toughening. Vitrification. Wear. Whiskers. Yttria. Zirconia and hafnia. List of contributors. Subject index.