chapter  7
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In this chapter an overview of properties of ceramics and their applications is provided. It is more or less a summary of books that gives a more comprehensive picture of ceramics, such as

Modern Ceramic Engineering,

by David Richardson. A majority of the pictures and explanations are taken from

Breviary Technical Ceramics,

a recommendable paperback about ceramic materials from the Association of the German Ceramics Industry (see Refer also to the American Ceramic Society (http://

for much more specific information including a list of manufacturers.