Advanced Ceramics and Smart Glasses

Code 825II
Credits 6

Learning outcomes

Ceramic introduction: general properties, classification of ceramics (traditional and advanced ceramics), oxides, non-oxides and composites, amorphous and crystalline. Ceramic microstructures: crystal chemistry, bond energy and properties. Types of imperfections in ceramics, Frenkel and Schottky defects, Kroger-Vink notation. Ceramic microstructures: XRD and ceramic applications.
Main properties of ceramic materials: porosity, mechanical - thermal, chemical and functional properties. Structure-properties correlations. Ceramic phase diagrams.
Ceramic production processes. Mixing, grinding, homogenization, wet and dry processing. Forming/shaping process: powder pressing, wet molding, casting and extrusion. Main characterization techniques for ceramic materials. Sintering: theory and applications.
Advanced Ceramics and ceramic matrix composite: examples and applications (structural, biomedical, aerospace...). Ceramic Composite Manufacturing (Liquid, solid and gas route). Toughening Mechanism of CMC. Ceramic Matrix composites applications. Microwave assisted chemical vapour infiltration of silicon carbide composites. Theoretical and practical explanation.
Zirconia-based ceramics. Zirconia powder production process. Aging, forming, heating and zirconia applications.
Nanoceramics. Nanoceramics for biomedical applications.
Smart glasses. Smart glasses characterization.