This handbook presents an authoritative account of the potential of advanced ceramics and composites in strategic applications, including defense, national security, aerospace, and energy security (especially nuclear energy). It highlights how their unique combination of superior properties such as low density, high strength, high elastic modulus, high hardness, high temperature capability, and excellent chemical and environmental stability are optimized in technologies within these fields. The handbook is organized according to application type. It allows readers to learn about strategies that have been used in different fields and to transfer them to their own. The book addresses a wide variety of ceramics and their composites, including PZT ceramics, carbon nanotubes, aerogels, silica radomes, relaxor ferroelectrics, and many others.
CERAMIC MATERIALS FOR DEFENSE APPLICATIONS -- CERAMIC MATERIALS FOR BALLISTIC ARMOR APPLICATIONS -- TRANSPARENT AND OPTICAL CERAMICS FOR DEFENSE AND AEROSPACE -- ADVANCED CERAMICS AND CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES FOR NUCLEAR APPLICATIONS -- CERAMICS, CMCs AND PMCs FOR AERONAUTICS AND SPACE APPLICATIONS -- INTERMEDIATE AND HIGH-TEMPERATURE CERAMIC MATERIALS -- MATERIALS FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY APPLICATIONS -- CERAMIC COATINGS AND THEIR PROCESSES FOR CRITICAL APPLICATIONS