The objective of this module is to explore the world of ceramic materials through applications, properties, and processing.
¥ Examples and applications of ceramic materials
¥ Ceramic bonding mechanisms and how they influence properties
¥ Properties of ceramics (mechanical, electrical, thermal, and optical).
¥ Preparation and testing of crystalline and amorphous ceramic materials
Some familiarity with the following concepts would be helpful in the understanding of the information in this module.
¥ Basic chemical bonding (ionic & covalent)
¥ Hydrated materials
Placement in Curriculum:
This module could be included in a chemistry course with crystalline structure, density or bonding; in physics with mechanics, heat, optics,and electronics; and in general/tech science as an application of materials in their lives.