Advanced ceramics for strategic applications

IIT Kharagpur Course , Prof. H.S. Maiti

Lecture 1: Mod-01 Lec-01 Introduction

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Advanced ceramics for strategic applications by Prof. H.S. Maiti,Department of Metallurgy and Material Science,IIT Kharagpur.For more details on NPTEL visit

Course Description :

Introduction : oxide and non-oxide ceramics, their chemical formulae, crystal and defect structures, non-stoichiometry and typical properties - Powder Preparation: Physical methods (different techniques of grinding), chemical routes - co-precipitation, sol-gel, hydrothermal, combustion synthesis, high temperature reaction (solid state reaction) - Basic principles and techniques of consolidation and shaping of ceramics: powder pressing- uniaxial, biaxial and cold isostatic and hot isostatic, injection moulding, slip casting, tape-casting, calendaring, multilayering - Sintering: different mechanisms and development of microstructure (including microwave sintering) - Preparation of single crystal, thick and thin film ceramics - Mechanical behaviour: fracture mechanics and tribology - Engineering applications: at room and high temperatures (including armour application) - Electrical behaviour: insulating (dielectric, ferroelectric, piezoelectric, pyroelectric) semiconducting, conducting, superconducting and ionically conducting, specific materials and their applications.

Magnetic behaviour: basic principles, materials and their applications - Transparent ceramics, coatings and films: preparation and applications - Porous ceramics and ceramic membrane: fabrication techniques and applications in separation technology - Bio-medical applications of ceramic materials - Ceramics for energy and environment technologies (fuel cell, lithium battery, gas sensor and catalytic support) - Ceramics matrix composites: different types, their preparation and properties (including nano-composites) - Exotic ceramics: functionally graded, smart/ Intelligent, bio-mimetic and nano- ceramics - basic principles, preparation and applications

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