Chapter 1. An Overview of Nonoxide Ceramics Technology

  1. William Smothers
  1. Richard M. Spriggs

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470318140.ch1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 1981 New England Section Topical Meeting on Nonoxide Ceramics: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 3, No. 1/2

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 1981 New England Section Topical Meeting on Nonoxide Ceramics: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 3, No. 1/2

How to Cite

Spriggs, R. M. (1982) An Overview of Nonoxide Ceramics Technology, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 1981 New England Section Topical Meeting on Nonoxide Ceramics: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 3, No. 1/2 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470318140.ch1

Author Information

  1. National Materials Advisory Board, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. 20418

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1982

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470373934

Online ISBN: 9780470318140

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Keywords:

  • methodology;
  • phenomena;
  • processing;
  • fabrication;
  • alumina

Summary

Nonoxide ceramics technology has progressed significantly in the past decade. A broad overview of the technology during this period is presented, using examples from high-performance ceramics such as silicon nitride, silicon carbide, and silicon nitride-aluminum oxide (sialon) combinations. Important research and development efforts have been devoted to heat-engine ceramic-technology demonstration programs, involving an iterative materials systems approach. Included have been such features as design methodology materials processing, component fabrication, materials development, materials characterization, quality assurance, and testing procedures. Additional efforts have related to coal gasification, MHD, incineration, aerospace, and ceramic bearing applications. These and other examples are cited, stressing especially the advances made in nonoxide ceramics technology.