Key Engineering Materials
These proceedings comprise 139 papers presented at the 6th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Engineering Plasticity and Its Applications (AEPA2002), held from the 2nd to the 6th of December 2002 at the University of Sydney, Australia.
This First International Materials Symposium in Portugal was organised in order to provide a forum within which material scientists and engineers, drawn from a very wide range of specialties, could present and discuss new research findings and compare points of view concerning advanced materials.
Description: Electroceramics are among the most interesting and useful materials for electronic devices and many other high-technology applications. This series of books regularly presents the latest research results, on electroceramics, coming out of Asia and Japan. This current volume integrates two themes, "Asian Ceramic Science for Electronics II" and "Electroceramics in Japan V", and describes many new and important results in ceramic science as applied to electronics, including: conductive ceramics; dielectrics, piezoelectric and ferroelectric ceramics; semiconducting ceramics; insulators; thin-film electroceramics; batteries and cells; memory devices and optical devices. Emphasis is placed very much on the potential applications of these materials, without neglecting the necessary production and fabrication techniques.
During the past two decades, China (whose very name of course has long been synonymous with 'ceramic' in the English language) has continued its ancient history of technological excellence in this field by also becoming one of the most active centres of scientific excellence in the field of high- performance ceramics. Building upon the success of the first conference in the series, the Second China International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics (CICC-2) offered an international forum for the presentation, discussion and review of the latest advances in the science and technology of high-performance ceramics.
The aim of this book is to contribute to the development of new functional and structural ceramic materials, exhibiting enhanced performances and having improved lifetimes and reliability, by fostering a better understanding of their deterioration and failure mechanisms under various stress conditions and at various operating temperatures. The publication covers the topics of basic failure phenomena; indentation fracture; fracture and fractography of structural, electro- and bio- ceramics; fracture of fiber-reinforced composites; fracture of porous and laminated ceramics; defect - strength and microstructure - fracture toughness relationships; and damage mechanisms in nanoceramics.
The present book represents a cooperative effort, by both experimentalists and designers, to seek out the best strategies for effecting improvements in the quality and the reliability of composite materials and to widen their application.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The Bioceramics-14 monograph contains more than 160 papers with representations from over 20 countries. The topics range from totally inert, load-bearing materials, such as alumina, zirconia, silicon nitride and diamond to bioreactive materials such as calcium phosphates and bioglasses. The latter have great potential for aiding grafting, bone repair, drug-delivery, and implant-fixation to living tissues.
Electroceramics are among the most interesting and useful materials for electronic devices, and various other high-technology applications. This book series presents the latest research results for the electroceramics in Japan.