Encyclopedia of Materials: Technical Ceramics and Glasses

Encyclopedia of Materials: Technical Ceramics and Glasses

1st Edition - May 19, 2021

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  • Editor: Michael Pomeroy
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128185421
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128222331

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Encyclopedia of Materials: Technical Ceramics and Glasses, Two Volume Set is an essential resource guide to these incredibly important and versatile materials. The book covers everything from the types, structures, mechanics and properties of ceramics and glasses, to the testing, characterization, modeling and applications of these materials. Important recent developments are also considered, including additive manufacturing methods, polymer derived ceramics, advanced sintering/densification methods, modern analytical and testing methods, and novel applications of ceramics. This expertly-edited collection of articles provides a comprehensive source of high-quality foundational material for students (undergraduate and postgraduate), as well as postdoctoral researchers and those working in Industry (product and process development). Particular effort has been made to complement and support the ‘blended learning’ approach championed by both the American and European Ceramic Societies and EU Erasmus programme (EUCERMAT). As such, this encyclopedia is the ideal resource to facilitate collaborative, long distance education in the field.

Key Features

  • Presents comprehensive subject coverage across the whole field of Ceramic and Glass Materials in one integrated resource
  • Includes in-depth explanations on the latest developments and research topics, thus supporting collaboration in research and a blended learning approach
  • Provides thematically arranged content, allowing the user to easily find what they need


Advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in Materials Science and Materials Engineering and early stage/interdisciplinary researchers in ceramics and/or glasses and adjacent fields

Table of Contents

  • 1. Manufacture of Ceramics and Microstructural Development in Ceramics
    2. Characterization and Modelling of Ceramics and Glasses
    3. Mechanical and Physical Properties and Property Testing of Ceramics and Glasses
    4. Electroceramics and Ceramics and Glasses in Energy Generation and Storage
    5. Glasses and Glass Ceramics
    6. Bioceramics and Bioglasses
    7. Oxide Ceramics and Non Oxide Ceramics
    8. High Performance Ceramics and Ceramic Composites

Product details

  • No. of pages: 2674
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: May 19, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128185421
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128222331

About the Editor

Michael Pomeroy

Michael Pomeroy is Professor of Materials Science & Technology at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Since taking up his position at the University of Limerick, he has carried out research in both high temperature corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings looking at both metallic and ceramics materials as well as in the development of silicon nitride and sialon ceramics and related glasses. His most recent research work has been related to aluminosilicate glasses containing fluorine and nitrogen and determining how glass structure and properties are affected by cation and anion substitutions. Michael has worked with many collaborators in Europe, the US and Japan and has collaborated throughout his career with University of Limerick colleague Prof. S. Hampshire. He has edited 2 previous books, published nearly 200 papers in Journals and Conference proceedings, and has recently been conferred as a Fellow of the European Ceramic Society. For the past 5 years, Michael has been heavily involved in developing Masters programs and taught elements for PhD programs in Materials Science & Materials Engineering at the University of Limerick.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Materials Science and Technology, University of Limerick, Ireland

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