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Magnesia, Alumina, Beryllia Ceramics: Fabrication, Characterization and Properties - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120533039, 9780323156608

Magnesia, Alumina, Beryllia Ceramics: Fabrication, Characterization and Properties

1st Edition

High Temperature Oxides Part III

Editor: Allen Alper
eBook ISBN: 9780323156608
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 310
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High Temperature Oxides, Magnesia, Alumina, Beryllia Ceramics: Fabrication, Characterization and Properties is the third part of a series of four books on high temperature oxides. This text is divided into five chapters that deal with the research and technical advances in selected refractory oxides, such as magnesia, alumina, and beryllium oxide. Chapter 1 discusses the preparation, characterization, thermal and mechanical properties, and application to the electrical and electronic fields of beryllium oxide. Chapter 2 examines the mechanical behavior of single crystals of magnesia, including its dislocation motion and interactions, and crack nucleation and growth. Chapter 3 describes the significance of diffusive and mechanical properties of sintered alumina and magnesia. Chapter 4 deals with the process mechanisms, control, and limitations of hot-pressing, with particular emphasis on the practical applications of hot-pressed refractory oxides. Chapter 5 explores the possible benefits of hot-working, operational processes involved in such working, and the applications of fabricated oxides. This book is of great value to engineers, materials scientists, and students with advanced materials science courses.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors



Contents of Other Volumes

1. Beryllium Oxide

I. Introduction

II. Preparation and Characterization

III. Lattice Parameter and Density

IV. Diffusion and Related Phenomena

V. Thermal Properties

VI. Permeability

VII. Mechanical Properties

VIII. Radiation Damage


2. Mechanical Behavior of Single - Crystal and Polycrystalline MgO

I. Introduction

II. Single Crystals

III. Bi-Crystals

IV. Polycrystals

V. Creep

VI. Conclusions


3. Sintered Alumina and Magnesia

I. Introduction

II. Diffusive Properties of Alumina and Magnesia

III. Properties of Polyphase Systems

IV. Methods of Obtaining Alumina and Magnesia Powders

V. Forming Powders into Useful Shapes

VI. Properties of Sintered Alumina and Magnesia

VII. Summary


4 . Hot-Pressed Oxides

I. Introduction

II. The Hot-Pressing Process

III. Objectives

IV. Process Mechanisms

V. Process Control

VI. Process Limitations

VII. Other Hot-Pressing Techniques

VIII. Specific Hot-Pressed Refractory Oxides

IX. Applications of Hot-Pressed Oxides


5 . Hot-Working of Oxides

I. Introduction

II. Purpose of Hot-Working

III. Initial Developments of Hot-Working

IV. Principles of Hot-Extrusion Techniques

V. Hot-Extrusion of MgO

VI. Hot-Extrusion of Other Oxides

VII. Hot-Forging

VIII. Techniques and Results of Other Methods of Hot-Working

IX. The Nature and Future of Hot-Working of Oxides

X. Summary and Conclusions


Author Index

Subject Index


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