About the Book
"Metals, plastics & ceramics are the substantial engineering material. Among the three ceramic are largely synthetic. Ceramics include routine materials like cement, glass, porcelain, and brick & strange material like spacecraft & electronics. Ceramics are an incredibly varied family of materials whose members span traditional ceramics (such as pottery and refractories) to the modern day engineering ceramics (such as alumina and silicon nitride) found in electronic devices, aerospace components and cutting tools. Due to the excellent power of resistance to heat & chemicals, ceramics finds wide use in industries. Ceramic products resist to high temperatures, gases, water, salts & acids based on their mineral component, properties of all ceramic products are not identical they vary from each other. Ceramics are normally bad conductor of electricity; in certain cases when cooled, they turn into super conductor. Few of the ceramics are magnetic engineers have power over these properties by scheming the ratio and nature of material being used. Ceramics property makes them particularly appropriate products. Products made out of ceramic materials consist of construction materials, grinding materials, electrical equipment, dinnerware, glass products, and heat-resistant materials. Ceramic materials that contain alumina and silicon carbide are extremely rigid and are used to sand various surfaces, cut metals, polish, and grind. Ceramics that consists of silica, zirconium oxide, magnesium oxide, silicon carbide & alumina are used in making refractories. Engineers continually research developing the various uses of ceramics.
Two-Volume ‘Brig’s Handbook of Methods & Research in Engineering Ceramics’ presents leading-edge research and methods in this field from around the world. Although there is no formal partition of the book, the chapters cover several preparation methods for ceramic oxides, especially for coating and electrical applications. The information provided in this book is very useful for scientists and engineers from both academia and industry. It explores the stabilization of wet foams by colloidal amphiphilic particles and the development of fabrication techniques of solid macroporous ceramics with tailored microstructures. Each method is discussed and assessed with regard to the versatility and ease of fabrication and its influence on the microstructure and mechanical strength of the resulting macroporous ceramics.
Two-Volume ‘Brig’s Handbook of Methods & Research in Engineering Ceramics’ attempts to compile, unify, and present a recent development for the production techniques, such as electrochemical, foaming, and microwave sintering, of rare earth ceramic oxide materials."