Chapter 6. Aluminas for Tomorrow's Ceramics

  1. William Smothers
  1. Chris T. McLeod1,
  2. John W. Kastner2,
  3. Thomas J. Carbone2 and
  4. John P. Starr2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320297.ch6

Proceedings of the Conference on Raw Materials for Advanced and Engineered Ceramics: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 9/10

Proceedings of the Conference on Raw Materials for Advanced and Engineered Ceramics: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

McLeod, C. T., Kastner, J. W., Carbone, T. J. and Starr, J. P. (2008) Aluminas for Tomorrow's Ceramics, in Proceedings of the Conference on Raw Materials for Advanced and Engineered Ceramics: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 9/10 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320297.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Alcoa Technical Center Alcoa Center, PA 15069

  2. 2

    Aluminum Company of America Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374368

Online ISBN: 9780470320297

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Keywords:

  • alumina;
  • plentiful substances;
  • inorganic chemicals;
  • sophisticated;
  • alpha alumina

Summary

The types of alumina currently available in the marketplace, their application areas, and the new developments underway that are expected to improve alumina's performance are discussed. These developments will enhance the ceramic properties and lead to an expanded use for alumina-based products.