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Advances in Ceramics

Characterization, Raw Materials, Processing, Properties, Degradation and Healing

The current book consists of eighteen chapters divided into three sections. Section I includes nine topics in characterization techniques and evaluation of advanced ceramics dealing with newly developed photothermal, ultrasonic and ion spattering techniques, the neutron irradiation and the properties of ceramics, the existence of a polytypic multi-structured boron carbide, the oxygen isotope exchange between gases and nanoscale oxides and the evaluation of perovskite structures ceramics for sensors and ultrasonic applications. Section II includes six topics in raw materials, processes and mechanical and other properties of conventional and advanced ceramic materials, dealing with the evaluation of local raw materials and various types and forms of wastes for ceramics production, the effect of production parameters on ceramic properties, the evaluation of dental ceramics through application parameters and the reinforcement of ceramics by fibers. Section III, includes three topics in degradation, aging and healing of ceramic materials, dealing with the effect of granite waste addition on artificial and natural degradation bricks, the effect of aging, micro-voids, and self-healing on mechanical properties of glass ceramics and the crack-healing ability of structural ceramics.

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Advances in CeramicsCharacterization, Raw Materials, Processing, Properties, Degradation and HealingEdited by Costas Sikalidis

Published: August 1st 2011

DOI: 10.5772/933

ISBN: 978-953-307-504-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4469-4

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

61037 Total Chapter Downloads

26 Crossref Citations

60 Web of Science Citations

41 Dimensions Citations


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1. On the Use of Photothermal Techniques as a Tool to Characterize Ceramic-Metal Materials

By F. A. L. Machado, M. Filgueira, R. T. Faria Jr. and H. Vargas


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2. Spectroscopic and Dielectric Characterization of Plasma Sprayed Titanates

By Pavel Ctibor and Josef Sedlacek


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3. Thermal Diffusivity of Ceramics During Neutron Irradiation

By Masafumi Akiyoshi, Hidetsugu Tsuchida and Toyohiko Yano


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4. Luminescence Properties of AlN Ceramics and Its Potential Application for Solid State Dosimetry

By Laima Trinkler and Baiba Berzina


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5. Non-Contact Measurements of the Apparent Density of Green Ceramics with Complex Shape

By G.M. Revel, E.P. Tomasini, G. Pandarese and A. Cavuto


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6. Practical Methods for Crack Length Measurement and Fatigue Crack Initiation Detection Using Ion-Sputtered Film and Crack Growth Characteristics in Glass and Ceramics

By Gang Deng and Tsutomu Nakanishi


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7. Evolution of Crystallographic Structures and Phases in Micropyretically Formed Boron Rich Boron Carbide – a New Material System

By R.M. Mohanty, K. Balasubramanian and S.K. Seshadri


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8. Oxygen Isotope Exchange in Nanocrystal Oxides

By Anatoly Fishman, Tatyana Kurennykh, Vladimir Vykhodets and Evgeniya Vykhodets


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9. Lead Free BNBT Type Ceramics: A Useful Material for Sensors and Ultrasound Applications

By E. Suaste Gómez and J. J. A. Flores Cuautle


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10. Characterization of the Firing Steps and Phases Formed in Mg-Zr-Containing Refractory Dolomitic Materials

By Araceli Lavat, María Cristina Grasselli and Eugenia Giuliodori Lovecchio


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11. Characterization of Clay Ceramics Based on the Recycling of Industrial Residues – On the Use of Photothermal Techniques to Determine Ceramic Thermal Properties and Gas Emissions during the Clay Firing Process

By Faria Jr. R. T., Souza V. P., Vieira C. M. F., Toledo R., Monteiro S. N., Holanda J. N. F. and Vargas H.


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12. Mechanical Properties of Kaolin-Base Ceramics During Firing

By Igor Štubňa, Anton Trník, František Chmelík and Libor Vozár


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13. Mechanical Properties of New Ceramic Materials Obtained from Granular Solid Residuals Coming from Mines and Diatomaceous Earth

By Jaime Vite-Torres, María del Carmen Carreño de León, Manuel Vite-Torres and Juan Rodrigo Laguna-Camacho


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14. Strength of a New All-Ceramic Restorative Material “Turkom-Cera” Compared to Two Other Alumina-Based All-Ceramic Systems

By Bandar M. A. AL-Makramani, Abdul A. A. Razak and Mohamed I. Abu-Hassan


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15. Physical and Metallurgical Characteristics of Fiber Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composites

By Zdeněk Jonšta, Evelyn A. Bolaňos C., Monika Hrabalová and Petr Jonšta


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16. Considerations about Degradation of the Red Ceramic Material Manufactured with Granite Waste

By Xavier Gustavo de Castro, Saboya Fernando, Maia Paulo Cesar de Almeida and Alexandre Jonas


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17. Behavior of Aging, Micro-Void, and Self-Healing of Glass/Ceramic Materials and Its Effect on Mechanical Properties

By Wenning Liu, Xin Sun and Moe Khaleel


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18. Crack-Healing Ability of Structural Ceramics and Methodology to Guarantee the Reliability of Ceramic Components

By Koji Takahashi, Kotoji Ando and Wataru Nakao


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