Ceramic nacomposites have been found to have improved hardness, strength, toughness and creep resistance compared to conventional ceramic matrix composites. Ceramic nacomposites reviews the structure and properties of these nacomposites as well as manufacturing and applications. Part one looks at the properties of different ceramic nacomposites, including thermal shock resistance, flame retardancy, magnetic and optical properties as well as failure mechanisms. Part two deals with the different types of ceramic nacomposites, including the use of ceramic particles in metal matrix composites, carbon natube-reinforced glass-ceramic matrix composites, high temperature superconducting ceramic nacomposites and ceramic particle nafluids. Part three details the processing of nacomposites, including the mechachemical synthesis of metallic-ceramic composite powders, sintering of ultrafine and nasized ceramic and metallic particles and the surface treatment of carbon natubes using plasma techlogy. Part four explores the applications of ceramic nacomposites in such areas as energy production and the biomedical field. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Ceramic nacomposites is a technical guide for professionals requiring kwledge of ceramic nacomposites, and will also offer a deeper understanding of the subject for researchers and engineers within any field dealing with these materials. * Reviews the structure and properties of ceramic nacomposites as well as their manufacturing and applications* Examines properties of different ceramic nacomposites, as well as failure mechanisms* Details the processing of nacomposites and explores the applications of ceramic nacomposites in areas such as energy production and the biomedical field
Rajat Banerjee is a Senior Officer (Research and Development) at the Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, India. Dr Banerjee has undertaken research at the Friedrich Schiller University in Germany, The University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the USA. He published widely in the area of ceramic nanocomposites. He has received an Indo-EU Heritage Fellowship, the best paper award at the XVIIth International Congress on Glass and a Certificate of Appreciation from NIST for his outstanding research on nanomaterials. Indranil Manna is Director of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India. Professor Manna was formerly Director of the Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata. He has taught physical metallurgy at IIT Kharagpur for over 25 years and was a Visiting Professor in Germany, USA, Singapore, Poland, Russia and France. Currently a JC Bose Fellow in India, Professor Manna has written over 250 journal publications and is the recipient of numerous national and international awards, and is a Fellow of all four national academies in India (INSA, IAS, NASI, INAE).
Elsevier Science & Technology
Date of Publication
Industrial Chemistry & Manufacturing
Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering