By James F. Shackelford, Robert H. Doremus
"Ceramic and Glass fabrics: constitution, houses and Processing" is a concise and entire consultant to the most important ceramic and glass fabrics utilized in glossy know-how. each one bankruptcy specializes in the structure-property relationships for those very important fabrics and expands the reader's realizing in their nature by way of concurrently discussing the expertise in their processing equipment. In each one case, the ensuing realizing of the modern purposes of the fabrics offers insights as to their destiny roles in 21st century engineering and expertise. geared up to be a pragmatic and finished source, each one bankruptcy is devoted to a selected fabric similar to: alumina, mullite, sillimanite minerals, aluminates, quartz and silicas, refractory oxides, clays, concrete and cement, lead compounds, and zirconia. Written via overseas authors in fabrics technological know-how and engineering, "Ceramic and Glass fabrics: constitution, homes and Processing" is a useful reference for complicated undergraduates, graduate scholars, and dealing execs in quite a lot of medical fields.
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Additional info for Ceramic and Glass Materials: Structure, Properties and Processing
1 Structure of mullite. (a) Average structure and (b) atomic displacements around an oxygen vacancy. J. Duval et al. M M M M X- ray Intensity M M M M M M M sp M M M M M M M sp sp M M sp 1300ЊC 1200ЊC 1100ЊC 1000ЊC 900ЊC 20 30 40 50 Degree 2θ 60 70 80 Fig. 2 X-ray powder diffraction patterns showing the crystallization of mullite from amorphous precursors as a function of temperature. M denotes mullite peaks, and Sp markers denote the intermediate γ-Al2O3 spinel peaks. From  Al2O3 content. Figure 1 depicts the mullite unit.
In this chapter, developments in the understanding of mullite over the last few decades are reviewed. A discussion of crystal structures and phase stability is presented to provide the reader with an overview of certain characteristics of this material. The next part of this chapter examines the effect of process chemistry on the synthesis and microstructure of mullite. The role of various synthetic methods that are used to modify mullite formation will be discussed, followed by a compilation of selected materials properties.
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