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Electroceramics Materials, Properties, Applications

ISBN-10: 0471497487
ISBN-13: 9780471497486
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
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Description: Electroceramics are increasingly being used in research and industry. Moulson seeks to provide a concise text for materials scientists, physicists, chemists & engineers coming to grips with advanced ceramics technology.

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Book details

List price: $107.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Electroceramics are increasingly being used in research and industry. Moulson seeks to provide a concise text for materials scientists, physicists, chemists & engineers coming to grips with advanced ceramics technology.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Glossary
Introduction
Elementary Solid State Science
Atoms
The arrangement of ions in ceramics
Spontaneous polarization
Phase transitions
Defects in crystals
Non-stoichiometry
Point defects
Electrical conduction
Charge transport parameters
Electronic conduction
Ionic conduction
Summary
Schottky barriers to conduction
Charge displacement processes
Dielectrics in static electric fields
Dielectrics in alternating electric fields
Barium titanate--the prototype ferroelectric ceramic
Mixtures of dielectrics
Impedance spectroscopy
Problems
Bibliography
Processing of Ceramics
General
Cost
Raw materials
Powder preparation--mixing and grinding
The 'mixed oxide' or solid state route
The oxalate route
The alkoxide route
Hydrothermal synthesis
Calcination
Shaping
Dry-pressing
Isostatic-pressing
'Jolleying'
Extrusion
Colloidal processing: slip-casting
Tape-casting
Calendering and viscous polymer processing
Injection-moulding
Films and layers
High-temperature processing
Densification
Hot-pressing
Isostatic hot-pressing
Glass-ceramics
Finishing
Porous materials
Processing and electroceramics research and development
The growth of single crystals
Problems
Bibliography
Ceramic Conductors
High-temperature heating elements and electrodes
Silicon carbide
Molybdenum disilicide
Lanthanum chromite
Tin oxide
Zirconia
Ohmic resistors
Thin films
Thick films
Voltage-dependent resistors (varistors)
Electrical characteristics and applications
Silicon carbide
Zinc oxide
Temperature-sensitive resistors
Negative temperature coefficient resistors (NTC thermistors)
Positive temperature coefficient resistors (PTC thermistors)
Fuel cells and batteries
The stimulus for developing fuel cells and batteries
Basics of fuel cells and batteries
Electroceramics for fuel cells and batteries
Ceramics-based chemical sensors
Sensors based on solid electrolytes
Gas-sensors based on electronically conducting ceramics
Humidity sensors
High transition temperature superconductors
Overview
The phenomenon of superconductivity
Ceramic high-T[subscript c] superconductors (HTSs)
The properties, processing and applications of HTSs
Superconducting electronics--thin films
The future for HTSs
Problems
Bibliography
Dielectrics and Insulators
Capacitative Applications
Background
Dielectric strength
Test conditions
Breakdown mechanisms
Thermal shock resistance
Capacitors
Capacitor characteristics
Non-ceramic capacitors
Ceramic capacitors
Principal Ceramic Types and Applications
Low-permittivity ceramic dielectrics and insulators
Electrical porcelains
Alumina
Beryllia
Aluminium nitride
Ceramic 'packaging' technology
Medium-permittivity ceramics
Rutile ceramic
Degradation in titanium-containing oxides
High-power capacitors
Low-TCC low-loss capacitors
Microwave ceramics
High-permittivity ceramics
Modified barium titanate dielectrics
Relaxor ferroelectrics
Multilayer capacitors with base metal electrodes (BME)
Barrier layer caps (Class IV)
Ferroelectric memories
Problems
Bibliography
Piezoelectric Ceramics
Background theory
Parameters for piezoelectric ceramics and their measurement
General characteristics and fabrication of PZT
Effects of domains
Effects of alivoalent substituents
Fabrication of PZT
Important commercial piezoceramics
Barium titanate
Lead zirconate-lead titanate ('PZT')
Lead-based relaxor piezoelectric and electrostrictive ceramics
Lead niobate
Lithium niobate and lithium tantalate
Piezoceramic-polymer composites
Summary of properties
Applications
Generation of voltages
Generation of displacement--'actuators'
High frequency applications
Piezoceramic-polymer composites
Summary
Piezoelectric relations for ceramics poled in the 3 direction
Problems
Bibliography
Pyroelectric Materials
Background
Infrared detection
Effects of circuit noise
Johnson noise
Thermal fluctuations
Materials
Measurement of the pyroelectric coefficient
Applications
Radiometry
Pollutant control
Intruder alarm
Thermal imaging
Problems
Bibliography
Electro-optic Ceramics
Background optics
Polarized light
Double refraction
The electro-optic effect
Non-linear optics
Transparent ceramics
Lanthanum-substituted lead zirconate titanate
Structure and fabrication
Measurement of electro-optic properties
Electro-optic characteristics
Applications
Flash goggles
Colour filter
Display
Image storage
PLZT films
Optical non-linearity in glass and glass-ceramics
Problems
Bibliography
Magnetic Ceramics
Magnetic ceramics: basic concepts
Origins of magnetism in materials
Magnetization in matter from the macroscopic viewpoint
Shape anisotrophy: demagnetisation
Magnetic materials in alternating fields
Classification of magnetic materials
The paramagnetic effect and spontaneous magnetization
Magnetocrystalline anisotropy
Magnetostriction
Weiss domains
Magnetization in a multidomain crystal
Model ferrites
Spinel ferrites: model NiOFe[subscript 2]O[subscript 3]
Hexaferrites: model BaFe[subscript 12]O[subscript 19]
Garnets: model Y[subscript 3]Fe[subscript 5]O[subscript 12] (YIG)
Properties influencing magnetic behaviour
Soft ferrites
Hard ferrites
Summary of properties
Microwave ferrites
Preparation of ferrites
Raw materials
Mixing, calcining and milling
Sintering
Single-crystal ferrites
Magnets with oriented microstructures
Finishing
Applications
Inductors and transformers for small-signal applications
Transformers for power applications
Antennas
Information storage and optical signal processing
Microwave devices
Permanent magnets
Problems
Bibliography
Index

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