The Magic of Ceramics

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 12, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 320 pages
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Most people would be surprised at how ceramics are used, from creating cellular phones, radio, television, and lasers to its role in medicine for cancer treatments and restoring hearing. The Magic of Ceramics introduces the nontechnical reader to the many exciting applications of ceramics, describing how ceramic material functions, while teaching key scientific concepts like atomic structure, color, and the electromagnetic spectrum. With many illustrations from corporations on the ways in which ceramics make advanced products possible, the Second Edition also addresses the newest areas in ceramics, such as nanotechnology.
 

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Contents

Title
Ceramics at Play
From Pottery to the Space Shuttle
The Beautyof
The Middle Ages
EnduringBeauty Chapter 4 Ceramics
Chapter
Silicon Nitride
our Lives
Medical Miracles yet to come
Ceramics in the Passenger Compartment
Heat Beaters
Whats New and Whats Coming
Conclusion
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DAVID W. RICHERSON, MS, is a leading expert in the fieldof ceramics. He was an early pioneer in the development ofhigh-strength silicon nitride, introducing grain boundaryengineering and the use of fracture surface analysis to improvematerials. His experience spans academia and private industry aswell as his own consulting firm. Mr. Richerson currently teaches atthe University of Utah and is the Manager of Minerals for theNatural History Museum of Utah. He continues an active schedule ofoutreach, bringing science and technology to elementary and highschool students.

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