Properties and uses of ceramics

Ceramic materials are abundant on earth. Their varied chemical composition is very important because it includes a significant part of the 118 items of the periodic table. Oxides, alumina and zirconia are made of oxygen elements and a transition metal. Silicates are oxides of mixed origin naturally containing silica. in addition to oxides are non-oxides, such as carbides (e.g. silicon carbide), nitrides, silicides, tellurides, etc. the intrinsic properties of all its phases provide the properties for various uses.

img_7004The specific properties of ceramic parts are largely dependent on the properties of the raw materials used to design them.

Therefore, complete knowledge of the materials is essential in terms of responsiveness, stability, chemical purity, particle size distribution, etc.

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Comparative table of the main classes of technical ceramics

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The important applications of technical ceramics are listed below