From Ceramics Materials: Processes, Properties and Applications

Chapter 1: Ceramic Compounds Ceramic Materials

Table 1.1: Coordination and stacking in a few typical structures

Chapter 3: Sintering and Microstructure of Ceramics

Table 3.1: Matter transport during a solid phase sintering []
Table 3.2: Effects of mutual solubilities on sintering []
Table 3.3: Mechanisms of pressure sintering []

Chapter 5: Ceramic Forming Processes

Table 5.1: Examples of diameter ratios and compositions of sphere mixtures resulting in high packing density (L: spheres with large diameters, I: spheres with intermediate diameters, S: spheres with small diameter) []
Table 5.2: Commonly used milling techniques
Table 5.3: Examples of alumina organic [] and aqueous tape casting formulations (vol.%) []
Table 5.4: Examples of additives for extrusion shaping (aqueous and non-aqueous systems)
Table 5.5: Examples of additives for injection molding shaping

Chapter 6: Alumina, Mullite and Spinel, Zirconia

Table 6.1: Recommendations for choosing alumina powders []

Chapter 7: Non-oxide Ceramics

Table 7.1: Non-oxide depositions
Table 7.2: Thermodynamic characteristics
Table 7.3: Melting or dissociation temperature*
Table 7.4: Oxidation starting temperature or maximum usage temperature of non-oxide ceramics
Table 7.5: Corrosion resistance of various ceramics
Table 7.6: Main characteristics of non-oxide ceramics
Table 7.7: Main applications of silicon carbide
Table 7.8: Examples of applications of silicon nitride

Chapter 8: Mechanical Properties of Ceramics

Table 8.1: Common values for fracture characteristics of ceramics
Table 8.2: Brittle-ductile transition zone
Table 8.3: Modulus of elasticity of polycrystalline ceramic materials
Table 8.4: Elastic moduli of inorganic glasses from different compositional systems at 293 K. 1)at 77 K. n.d.: non determined
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