Ceramics Science and Technology. Volume 2: Materials and Properties

Ceramics Science and Technology. Volume 2: Materials and Properties

Editor(s): Ralf Riedel, I-Wei Chen

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010 11:10AM EST

Print ISBN: 9783527311569

Online ISBN: 9783527631735

DOI: 10.1002/9783527631735

About this Book

Although ceramics have been known to mankind literally for millennia, research has never ceased. Apart from the classic uses as a bulk material in pottery, construction, and decoration, the latter half of the twentieth century saw an explosive growth of application fields, such as electrical and thermal insulators, wear-resistant bearings, surface coatings, lightweight armour, or aerospace materials. In addition to plain, hard solids, modern ceramics come in many new guises such as fabrics, ultrathin films, microstructures and hybrid composites.

Built on the solid foundations laid down by the 20-volume series Materials Science and Technology, Ceramics Science and Technology picks out this exciting material class and illuminates it from all sides.

Materials scientists, engineers, chemists, biochemists, physicists and medical researchers alike will find this work a treasure trove for a wide range of ceramics knowledge from theory and fundamentals to practical approaches and problem solutions.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Ceramic Material Classes

    1. Chapter 1

      Ceramic Oxides (pages 1–58)

      Dušan Galusek and Katarína Ghillányová

    2. Chapter 2

      Nitrides (pages 59–89)

      Pavol Šajgalík, Zoltán Lenčéš and Miroslav Hnatko

  2. Part II: Structures and Properties

  3. Part III: Mechanical Properties

    1. Chapter 12

      Fracture of Ceramics (pages 529–575)

      Robert Danzer, Tanja Lube, Peter Supancic and Rajiv Damani

  4. Part IV: Thermal, Electrical, and Magnetic Properties

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