"This book has all the answers: Starting out from the fundamentals, this book covers the chemistry and physics of ceramic materials, as well as their behavior and resulting properties." (METALL, July 2010)
Ceramics - used nowadays in a wide range of applications from insulators that ensure our power supply via brake discs in modern, high speed sports cars to high temperature superconductors - are extremely versatile materials.
The chemistry basics and physics basics paired with engineering "black box" concepts are presented in the book in hand.
Moreover, unorthodox ideas for future materials are the humus of the book in hand. On the one hand it is can be used as a gideline for students, scientist, and engineers interested in conventional and advanced ceramics, and on the other hand, it presents ideas for visionaries.
It is the alliance of a view into past, the present, an the future.
FROM THE CONTENTS:
PART I: Defining Ceramics - ADVANCED CERAMICS
PART II: Understanding Ceramics - STRUCTURES
- Chemical Structures
PART III: Observing Ceramics - PROPERTIES
- Chemical Properties
- Physical Properties
- Mechanical Properties
- Special Properties
PART IV: Manufacturing Ceramics - TECHNOLOGIES
- Powder-Based Technologies
- Powder-Free Technologies
PART V: Pointing into the Future - FUTURE MATERIALS
- Model Conceptions
- Future Prospects