648 pages | 267 Color Illus. | 2 B/W Illus.
Fundamentals of Ceramics presents readers with an exceptionally clear and comprehensive introduction to ceramic science. This Second Edition updates problems and adds more worked examples, as well as adding new chapter sections on Computational Materials Science and Case Studies.
The Computational Materials Science sections describe how today density functional theory and molecular dynamics calculations can shed valuable light on properties, especially ones that are not easy to measure or visualize otherwise such as surface energies, elastic constants, point defect energies, phonon modes, etc. The Case Studies sections focus more on applications, such as solid oxide fuel cells, optical fibers, alumina forming materials, ultra-strong and thin glasses, glass-ceramics, strong and tough ceramics, fiber-reinforced ceramic matrix composites, thermal barrier coatings, the space shuttle tiles, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, two-dimensional solids, field-assisted and microwave sintering, colossal magnetoresistance, among others.
Chapter 2. Bonding in Ceramics
Chapter 3. Structure of Ceramics
Chapter 4. Effect of Chemical Forces on Physcial Properties
Chapter 5. Thermodynamics and Kinetic Considerations
Chapter 6. Defects in Ceramics
Chapter 7. Diffusion and Electrical Conductivity
Chapter 8. Phase Equilibria
Chapter 9. Formation, Structure, and Properties of Glass
Chapter 10. Sintering and Grain Growth
Chapter 11. Mechanical Properties: Fast Fracture
Chapter 12. Creep, Subcritical Crack Growth, and Fatigue
Chapter 13. Thermal Properties
Chapter 14. Dielectric Properties
Chapter 15. Magnetic and Nonlinear Dielectric Properties
Chapter 16. Optical Properties