By C. Barry Carter

ISBN-10: 1461435226

ISBN-13: 9781461435228

ISBN-10: 1461435234

ISBN-13: 9781461435235

Ceramic fabrics: technology and Engineering is an updated therapy of ceramic technological know-how, engineering, and purposes in one, complete textual content. construction on a starting place of crystal buildings, part equilibria, defects, and the mechanical houses of ceramic fabrics, scholars are proven how those fabrics are processed for a large variety of purposes in modern-day society. techniques similar to how and why ions stream, how ceramics engage with mild and magnetic fields, and the way they reply to temperature adjustments are mentioned within the context in their functions. References to the paintings and heritage of ceramics are incorporated through the textual content, and a bankruptcy is dedicated to ceramics as gem stones. This course-tested textual content now contains increased chapters at the position of ceramics in and their influence at the surroundings in addition to a bankruptcy dedicated to functions of ceramic fabrics in fresh strength applied sciences. additionally new are improved units of text-specific homework difficulties and different assets for teachers. The revised and up to date moment variation is extra more suitable with colour illustrations during the text.

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3 Basic Equations, Words, and Units 617 617 617 618 618 CONTENTS ........................................................................................................................ 19 Magnetic Nanoparticles Chapter Summary 621 621 622 623 623 624 625 626 629 629 630 631 632 634 634 636 636 34 Responding to Temperature Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Thermal Shock Chapter Summary 641 641 641 641 643 645 645 648 648 649 651 651 652 653 655 655 656 35 Ceramics in Biology and Medicine .

2 What is a gem? 677 677 677 678 xxxii ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15 The Mineral and Gem Trade Chapter Summary 678 680 681 683 686 686 688 688 690 691 694 694 696 697 37 Energy Production and Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Catalysts and Catalyst Supports Chapter Summary 699 699 699 699 701 702 703 703 704 706 706 708 708 710 38 Industry and the Environment .

An early example of a CMC—dating back over 9,000 years—is brick. These often consisted of a fired clay body reinforced with straw. Clay is an important ceramic and is the backbone of the traditional ceramic industry. In concrete, both the matrix (cement) and the reinforcement (aggregate) are ceramics. The most widely accepted definition of a ceramic is given by Kingery (1976): a ceramic is a nonmetallic, inorganic solid. Thus, all inorganic semiconductors are ceramics. By definition, a material ceases to be a ceramic when it is melted.

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