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By Roman Pampuch (auth.)

This ebook embraces either conventional and complicated ceramics made from artificial or deeply remodeled average uncooked fabrics. Following the trail of ceramic innovation, this advent explains electrical houses of ceramic conductors, like high-temperature superconductors, displays at the interplay of fabric and electromagnetic radiation, provides the significance of voids and defects within the fabric, and gives an outlook on latest advancements within the box of ceramics, similar to shrewdpermanent or self-healing fabrics . It presents a short clutch of the details of ceramic pondering and is a perfect start line for college students within the box of chemistry, fabrics technological know-how or strong nation physics.

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The rate decreases when the acidity or basicity of the substances is similar. 5, in which shown is the dissolution rate of an acidic refractory material in a molten basic FeO. Magnesite (based on MgO), chromium-magnesite (based on Cr2O3 and MgO), dolomite (based on (Ca,Mg) O), baddeleyite (based on ZrO2) and graphite refractories are alkaline. Therefore, they are suitable for l applications where the aggressive liquid, slag or atmosphere is alkaline. This is true of furnaces for melting iron and non-ferrous metals, of continuous steel casting equipment and of kilns for production of Portland cement clinker.

One factor promoting the use of porous ceramic materials as filters or membranes is their chemical resistance and retention of form at high temperatures. These qualities have filters made from SiC, Al2O3 and ZrO2, which are used to remove solids from hot aggressive gases and liquid metal alloys. In the food and biotechnology industries, the chemical resistance of ceramic materials to a broad range of cleaning liquids are also important. For example, liquids with pH values from 2 (hydrochloric acid) to 10 (aqueous solution of calcium hydroxide) are neutral to Al2O3 and ZrO2.

3 Stabilisation of suspensions of solid particles in water: creation of a double layer by sorption of hydrated anti-ions (a); creation of steric hindrances by sorption of organic chain molecules with hydrophobic and hydrophilic functional groups (b) 100% 80 metakaolin kaolinite liqud phase 60 40 feldspar mullite 20 quartz and mocaceous mineral 0 400 600 800 Temperature [ C] 1000 1200 Fig. 4 Phase transformations during firing of: kaolinite [Al4[Si4O10](OH9))]—feldspars [K,Na) AlSi3O8-CaAl2Si3O8-] quartz [SiO2] mixeses (generalised) earthenware.

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