Designed to provide students with the core understanding necessary to pursue the subject of ceramics as it now exists and to be prepared for any surprises likely to emerge. Key concepts are developed in a sequence which builds on firm foundations, using the material learned so that its significance is continuously reinforced. The nature of defects which intrudes upon the perfect geometry of ideal crystal structures, migration of matter and charge, chemical and phase equilibria are among the subjects discussed.
A text for a junior or senior course for students of materials science and engineering with a background in inorganic chemistry, chemical thermodynamics, and basic crystallography. In addition to providing information about ceramics, introduces the concepts and terminology necessary for further study. Includes a 3.5" disk for DOS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)