Introduction to Ceramics by W. David Kingery, H. K. Bowen and Donald R. Uhlmann
Introduction to Ceramics is a classic textbook that provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of ceramic science and engineering. The book covers the structure, properties, processing and applications of ceramics, with an emphasis on the underlying physical and chemical principles. The book also includes numerous examples, problems, tables and figures to illustrate and reinforce the concepts presented.
The second edition of Introduction to Ceramics was published in 1976, 15 years after the first edition. It reflects the many advances that have been made in understanding and controlling and developing new ceramic processes and products. The book has been revised and updated to include new topics such as glass formation, glass-ceramics, phase transformations, reactions with and between solids, grain growth, sintering and vitrification, microstructure of ceramics, dielectric properties and magnetic properties.
Introduction to Ceramics is a valuable reference for students, researchers and professionals in the field of materials science and engineering. It is also a useful resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the fascinating world of ceramics.Ceramics have a wide range of applications in various industries and fields. Some of the common applications are:
Additive manufacturing: Ceramics can be used to create complex shapes and structures by layer-by-layer deposition of ceramic powders or slurries. This technique allows for rapid prototyping, customization and optimization of ceramic components[^1^].
Aerospace: Ceramics can withstand high temperatures, pressures and stresses in aerospace environments. They are used for thermal protection systems, rocket nozzles, turbine blades, sensors and actuators[^1^] [^2^].
Automotive: Ceramics can improve the performance, efficiency and durability of automotive components. They are used for brake pads, engine parts, exhaust systems, fuel cells, spark plugs and catalytic converters[^1^] [^2^].
Ceramics and joining technology: Ceramics can be joined with other ceramics or metals by various methods such as brazing, soldering, welding, adhesive bonding and mechanical fastening. The choice of joining method depends on the properties and requirements of the materials and the application[^1^].
Chemicals and pharmaceuticals: Ceramics can resist corrosion, erosion and wear by aggressive chemicals and fluids. They are used for filters, membranes, reactors, pumps, valves and seals in chemical and pharmaceutical processes[^1^] [^2^].
Electrical engineering and electronics: Ceramics have diverse electrical properties such as conductivity, resistivity, dielectricity, piezoelectricity and ferroelectricity. They are used for capacitors, resistors, transducers, sensors, actuators, switches, relays and integrated circuits[^1^] [^2^].
Environmental engineering: Ceramics can help to reduce environmental pollution and conserve natural resources. They are used for water purification, air filtration, waste management, energy conversion and storage[^1^] [^2^].
Food processing technology: Ceramics can provide hygienic and safe surfaces for food processing and packaging. They are used for knives, cutting boards, containers, trays and coatings[^1^].
Glass engineering: Ceramics can enhance the properties and performance of glass products. They are used for glass fibers, glass-ceramics, optical fibers, lenses and mirrors[^1^] [^2^].
Lifestyle and leisure: Ceramics can offer aesthetic appeal and functionality for lifestyle and leisure products. They are used for jewelry, watches, tableware, cookware, art objects and musical instruments[^1^] [^2^].
Measuring systems: Ceramics can provide accurate and reliable measurements of physical quantities such as temperature, pressure, force, displacement, acceleration and flow. They are used for thermocouples, strain gauges, piezoelectric sensors, flow meters and gauges[^1^] [^2^].
Medical engineering: Ceramics can improve the quality of life and health of patients. They are used for implants, prostheses, dental restorations, orthodontic brackets, drug delivery systems and diagnostic devices[^1^] [^2^].
Metal engineering: Ceramics can complement or replace metals in various applications. They are used for cutting tools, wear parts, coatings, refractories and metal matrix composites[^1^] [^2^].
Military engineering: Ceramics can provide protection and performance for military applications. They are used for armor plates, helmets, bulletproof vests, sensors, radars and lasers[^1^] [^2^].
Optics: Ceramics can manipulate light in various ways such as reflection,
Paper technology: Ceramics can improve the quality and efficiency of paper production. They are used for forming fabrics,
Plastics engineering: Ceramics can enhance the properties and performance of plastic products. 29c81ba772