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Advanced Ceramic Materials

Edited by Ashutosh Tiwari , Rosario A. Gerhardt and Magdalena Szutkowska
Series: Advanced Materials Series
Copyright: 2016   |   Status: Published
ISBN: 9781119242444  |  Hardcover  |  
524 pages
Price: $95.00 USD
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The volume brings together innovative methodologies and strategies adopted in advanced ceramic materials R&D and provides a comprehensive view of cutting-edge research on ceramic materials and technologies.

This book is written for readers from diverse backgrounds across the fields of chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, medical science, pharmacy, environmental technology, biotechnology, and biomedical engineering.

Ceramic materials are inorganic and nonmetallic porcelains, tiles, enamels, cements, glasses and refractory bricks. Today, the term “ceramics” has gained a wider meaning as a new generation of materials which influence our lives; electronics, computers, communications, aerospace and other industries rely on them for a number of uses. In general, advanced ceramic materials include electroceramics, optoelectronic ceramics, superconductive ceramics and the more recently developed piezoelectric and dielectric ceramics.
Advanced Ceramic Materials describes a wide range of processing methods used to generate ceramic materials for a variety of functional, structural and biomedical applications. The book provides:
• An excellent review of solution-based methods that can be used to deposit epitaxial films of oxide nanomaterials for microelectronics applications;
• A detailed description of tantalum oxides and related phases and their potential use in solar cells and other applications;
• The basics of microwave processing;
• A description of continuous fiber ceramic matrix composites;
• Carbon nanotubes (single-wall and multiwall) into bulk alumina and zirconia and how the characteristics of the nanotubes as well as the processing methods used can affect the resultant properties;
• The detection of crack healing in MAX phase ceramics and their enhanced properties;
• Various chapters discussing the effect of additives on manufacturability and biocompatibility such as waste materials from a variety of industries incorporated into ceramic brick for sustainable manufacturing; the proposition of an artificial neural network optimization program for identifying the conditions that work best for each additive; how to use additives to improve the bioactivity of calcium orthophosphates used in medical implants.

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Ashutosh Tiwari is Secretary General, International Association of Advanced Materials; Chairman and Managing Director of Tekidag AB (Innotech); Associate Professor and Group Leader, Smart Materials and Biodevices at the world premier Biosensors and Bioelectronics Centre, IFM-Linköping University; Editor-in-Chief, Advanced Materials Letters; a materials chemist and docent in the Applied Physics with the specialization of Biosensors and Bioelectronics from Linköping University, Sweden. He has more than 100 peer-reviewed primary research publications in the field of materials science and nanotechnology and has edited/authored more than 35 books on advanced materials and technology.

Rosario A. Gerhardt is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she was named Goizueta Foundation Faculty Chair in 2015 in recognition of her teaching, research and service contributions. She has contributed to the ceramics literature by developing structure property processing relationships in a wide range of materials, beginning with her PhD work on the effect of dopant size on cerium dioxide. Her work has led to the awarding of several patents for being able to achieve percolation at very low volume fractions of the filler. More recently her group has also synthesized colloidal nanoparticles and created functional films via spin coating and inkjet printing. In addition to her processing expertise, she is one of the world’s experts on the measurement of ac properties of materials and devices.

Magdalena Szutkowska is a Professor in the Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology and head of the Materials Testing Laboratory in Poland. She is currently involved in the manufacturing and testing of new composite ceramics based on alumina, hard metals and super hard materials in order to improve the fracture toughness of ceramics designed for cutting tools. She is the author and co-author of more than 120 papers, three monographs, a few chapters in books and the co-author of 5 patents and is a member of the working group for multifunctional materials and advanced composites (nanocomposites) at the Polish Ministry of Development.

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