Ceramic materials are inorganic and non-metallic porcelains, tiles, enamels, cements, glasses and refractory bricks. Today, "ceramics" has gained a wider meaning as a new generation of materials influence on our lives; electronics, computers, communications, aerospace and other industries rely on a number of their uses. In general, advanced ceramic materials include electro-ceramics, optoelectronic-ceramics, superconductive ceramics and the more recent development of piezoelectric and dielectric ceramics. They can be considered for their features including mechanical properties, decorative textures, environmental uses, energy applications, as well as their usage in bio-ceramics, composites, functionally graded materials, intelligent ceramics and so on. Advanced Ceramic Materials brings together a group of subject matter experts who describe innovative methodologies and strategies adopted in the research and development of the advanced ceramic materials. The book is written for readers from diverse backgrounds across chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, medical science, pharmacy, environmental technology, biotechnology, and biomedical engineering.
It offers a comprehensive view of cutting-edge research on ceramic materials and technologies. Divided into 3 parts concerning design, composites and functionality, the topics discussed include: * Chemical strategies of epitaxial oxide ceramics nanomaterials * Biphasic, triphasic and multiphasic calcium orthophosphates * Microwave assisted processing of advanced ceramic composites * Continuous fiber reinforced ceramic matrix composites * Yytria and magnesia doped alumina ceramic * Oxidation induced crack healing * SWCNTs vs MWCNTs reinforcement agents * Organic and inorganic wastes in clay brick production * Functional tantalum oxides * Application of silver tin research on hydroxyapatite