Dictionary of Ceramic Science and Engineering

  • Ian J. McColm

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. A
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    Pages 1-23
  3. B
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    Pages 24-48
  4. C
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    Pages 49-88
  5. D
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    Pages 89-106
  6. E
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    Pages 107-119
  7. F
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  8. G
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  9. H
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  10. I
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  11. J
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  12. K
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  13. L
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  14. M
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  15. N
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  16. O
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  17. P
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  18. Q
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  19. R
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  20. S
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About this book


Ceramics always was a broad field and now as the Like my predecessor I have provided only defini­ boundaries continue to expand it is one of the truly tions. No effort has been made to include pronuncia­ interdisciplinary areas. This publication, in its re­ tion, derivations, or syllabication of entries. A large vised form, must reflect this. The trend is toward number of acronyms and abbreviations have been more utilization of ceramics as integrated materials included. The text is in fact somewhat hybrid because together with polymers, metals, and other ceramics, many of the entries appear similar to those in an for both structural and electronic applications. Thus, encyclopedia while struggling to remain concise. new fabrication technology is providing the new Reemphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of mod­ vocabulary of this growth; areas like thin-film proc­ em ceramics, and the varied backgrounds of those essing, sol-gel techniques, as used by the electronics who are interested in or work in the industry, striking industry; fiber forming, weaving, and ultrahigh vac­ a balance between the many allied disciplines con­ uum and temperature methods must be included in a tributing to ceramics and the hope of being compre­ glossary of vocabulary purporting to deal with ce­ hensive but yet concise has been a difficult task. I ramics and their science.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Ian J. McColm
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  1. 1.University of BradfordWest YorkshireEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-2321-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3235-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-2321-2
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