Ceramics, Refractories, and Glasses

Abstract

This chapter presents the raw materials, the industrial preparation, and properties of ceramics, refractories and glasses. Particular attention is given to the most common ceramic materials found in industry and their raw materials namely: silica and silicates, bauxite and alumina, magnesite and magnesia, limestone and calcia, zircon and zirconia, carbon-based and silicon carbide along with the description of the most common advanced ceramics. Several tables containing comprehensive lists of the properties of raw materials for more than 100 advanced ceramics are also included.

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