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Advances in Ceramics

Electric and Magnetic Ceramics, Bioceramics, Ceramics and Environment

The current book consists of twenty-four chapters divided into three sections. Section I includes fourteen chapters in electric and magnetic ceramics which deal with modern specific research on dielectrics and their applications, on nanodielectrics, on piezoceramics, on glass ceramics with para-, anti- or ferro-electric active phases, of varistors ceramics and magnetic ceramics. Section II includes seven chapters in bioceramics which include review information and research results/data on biocompatibility, on medical applications of alumina, zirconia, silicon nitride, ZrO2, bioglass, apatite-wollastonite glass ceramic and b-tri-calcium phosphate. Section III includes three chapters in applications of ceramics in environmental improvement and protection, in water cleaning, in metal bearing wastes stabilization and in utilization of wastes from ceramic industry in concrete and concrete products.

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Advances in CeramicsElectric and Magnetic Ceramics, Bioceramics, Ceramics and EnvironmentEdited by Costas Sikalidis

Published: September 6th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/726

ISBN: 978-953-307-350-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6042-7

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

107008 Total Chapter Downloads

49 Crossref Citations

94 Web of Science Citations

130 Dimensions Citations


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1. Preparation and Properties of BaTiO3 and Ba(Zr,Ti)O3 Ceramics by Spark Plasma Sintering

By Hiroshi Maiwa


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2. Integrated Piezoceramics as a Base of Intelligent Actuators

By Frank Bärecke, Muhammed Abed Al Wahab and Roland Kasper


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3. Recent Advances in Processing, Structural and Dielectric Properties of PMN-PT Ferroelectric Ceramics at Compositions Around the MPB

By Eudes Borges Araújo


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4. Advances in Engineering and Applications of Hexagonal Ferrites in Russia

By Marina Y. Koledintseva, Alexey E. Khanamirov, and Alexander A. Kitaitsev


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5. Local Structure of Relaxor Dielectric Ceramics

By Yun Liu and Ray L. Withers


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6. Diffuse Dielectric Anomalies in CoTiO3 at High Temperatures

By C. C. Wang, M. N. Zhang, G. J. Wang, and K. B. Xu


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7. Polymer Based Nanodielectric Composites

By Daniel Tan and Patricia Irwin


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8. Ceramic Based Intelligent Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Device

By Imran Patel


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9. Modeling and Identification of Parameters the Piezoelectric Transducers in Ultrasonic Systems

By Pawel Fabijanski and Ryszard Lagoda


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10. Influence of Dopants, Temperature and Atmosphere of Sintered on the Microstructure and Behavior of Lead Free Ceramics

By Maria A. Zaghete, Francisco Moura, Alexandre Z. Simões, José A.Varela and Elson Longo


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11. Glass Ceramics with Para, Anti or Ferroelectric Active Phases

By Manuel Pedro Fernandes Graça and Manuel Almeida Valente


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12. Evaluation on Structure Modification and Properties of (Ba1-xSrx)(Ti1-y Zry)O3 Ceramics by using Rietveld Method

By Hong-Hsin Huang, Hsin-Hsiung Chiu, Nan-Chung Wu and Moo-Ching Wang


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13. Structural, Morphological, Magneto-Transport and Thermal Properties of Antimony Substituted (La,Pr)2/3Ba1/3Mn1-xSbxO3 Perovskite Manganites

By Neeraj Panwar, Indrani Coondoo, Vikram Sen and S. K. Agarwal


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14. Metal Oxide ZnO-Based Varistor Ceramics

By Mohammad Reza Meshkatoddini


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15. Biocompatibility

By Waleed Elshahawy


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16. The Role of Aluminium Ceramics in Total Hip Arthroplasty

By Wedemeyer Christian and Kauther Max Daniel


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17. Application of Zirconia in Dentistry: Biological, Mechanical and Optical Considerations

By Cláudia Ângela Maziero Volpato, Luis Gustavo D ́Altoé Garbelotto, Márcio Celso Fredel and Federica Bondioli


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18. The Rationale for Silicon Nitride Bearings in Orthopaedic Applications

By B. Sonny Bal and Mohamed Rahaman


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19. Marine-Based Carbon and Silicon Carbide Scaffolds with Patterned Surface for Tissue Engineering Applications

By Miriam López-Álvarez, Julia Serra, Alejandro de Carlos and Pío González


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20. ZrO2-Bioglass Dental Ceramics: Processing, Structural and Mechanics Characterization

By Luiz A. Bicalho, Carlos A. R. P. Baptista, Miguel J. R. Barboza, Claudinei dos Santos and Renato C. Souza


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21. Comparison of Apatite-Wollastonite Glass-Ceramic and β-tricalcium Phosphate used as Bone Graft Substitutes after Curettage of Bone Cysts

By Pavel Sponer, Karel Urban and Tomas Kucera


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22. Development of Potassium Polytitanates Nanoadsorbents for the Removal of Lead Ions from Water - Dynamic Processes

By Aguilar González Miguel Ángel


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23. Metal Stabilization Mechanisms in Recycling Metal-Bearing Waste Materials for Ceramic Products

By Kaimin Shih and Xiuqing Lu


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24. Using Ceramic Materials in Ecoefficient Concrete and Precast Concrete Products

By César Medina, M. I. Sánchez de Rojas, Moisés Frías and Andrés Juan


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