Handbook of Advanced Ceramics

2nd Edition

Materials, Applications, Processing, and Properties

Editor-in-Chiefs: Shigeyuki Somiya
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123854698
eBook ISBN: 9780123854704
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st May 2013
Page Count: 1258
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This new handbook will be an essential resource for ceramicists. It includes contributions from leading researchers around the world and includes sections on Basic Science of Advanced Ceramics, Functional Ceramics (electro-ceramics and optoelectro-ceramics) and engineering ceramics.

Key Features

  • Contributions from more than 50 leading researchers from around the world
  • Covers basic science of advanced ceramics, functional ceramics (electro-ceramics and optoelectro-ceramics), and engineering ceramics
  • Approximately 750 illustrations


Ceramicists, Materials Scientists

Table of Contents


Preface to the First Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

Acknowledgments to the First Edition

Acknowledgments to the Second Edition

List of Editors

List of Contributors

Fine Ceramics

Part 1: Methods for Characterization of Advanced Ceramics

1.1: Electron Microscopy

Chapter 1.1.1. The Latest Analytical Electron Microscope and its Application to Ceramics

1 Introduction

2 General Overview of Analytical Electron Microscope

3 Transmission Electron Microscopy

4 Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy

5 Analysis Method

6 Application of Analytical Electron Microscopy to Ceramics

7 Conclusion


Part 2: Advanced Carbons

Chapter 2.1. Advanced Carbon Materials

1 Carbon Materials

2 Chemical Bonding and Carbon Families

3 Structure

4 Carbonization and Graphitization

5 Various Carbon Materials

6 Importance of Textures in Carbon Materials


Chapter 2.2. Novel Carbon-Based Nanomaterials: Graphene and Graphitic Nanoribbons

1 Introduction

2 Theoretical Studies on Physical–Chemical Properties of Graphene Nanoribbons

3 Defects in Graphene and Graphene Nanoribbons

4 Synthesis Methods of Graphene and Graphitic Nanoribbons

5 Role of Chemical Doping in Graphene Nanoribbons

6 Experimental Detection of Edge-States in Graphene Nanoribbons

7 Graphene Applications

8 Future Work



Chapter 2.3. Nanodiamond—An Emerging Nano-carbon Material

1 Diamond as ceramics

2 Discovery of Nano Single-Crystalline Diamond

3 Characteristic Properties and Behaviors of NSCD

4 Potential Applications of NSCD

5 Summary and Perspectives



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About the Editor-in-Chief

Shigeyuki Somiya


"This handbook contains extensive amounts of data and property information on a broad range of advanced ceramic materials along with a variety of applications.  It is primarily a handbook for those working with new cutting edge ceramic materials and processing technologies rather than traditional ceramics, since its focus is on certain types of non-traditional materials."--IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, March-April 2014
"Coverage encompasses methods for characterization; carbons, non-oxide ceramics; ceramics related to energy generation and storage, optical applications, bio- and medical applications, combustion engine parts, and fracture mechanics; the science and technology of coating; and processing and related materials."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013