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Composite Electroceramics

  1. Mailadil Thomas Sebastian1,
  2. Solaiappan Ananthakumar1,
  3. Ganesanpotti Subodh2,
  4. Jari Juuti3,
  5. Merja Teirikangas3,
  6. Heli Jantunen3

Published Online: 15 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc036

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

How to Cite

Sebastian, M. T., Ananthakumar, S., Subodh, G., Juuti, J., Teirikangas, M. and Jantunen, H. 2011. Composite Electroceramics. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–17.

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology, CSIR, Trivandrum, India

  2. 2

    Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

  3. 3

    University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2011

Abstract

The last two decades witnessed tremendous research interest on composite materials, especially composite electroceramics. Composite electroceramic materials having flexible fabrication techniques and a wide range of properties are employed for many functional applications. This article gives a brief review of some of the fundamental aspect of composites such as, sum and product properties, connectivity patterns, dielectric mixing rules, and symmetry of composite materials. This article also provides an introduction to recent trends in electroceramic composite research such as composite dielectrics, magnetoelectric composites, composite varistors, tunable composites, composite metamaterials, low temperature co-fired ceramic composite, and superconducting and percolating composites.

Keywords:

  • composite dielectrics;
  • magnetoelectric composites;
  • composite LTCC;
  • composite metamaterials;
  • sum properties;
  • combination properties;
  • product properties;
  • connectivity