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Ceramics and Ceramic forming techniques

Date : 2011-04-06 16:05:37

DescriptionThe term 'ceramic', which is derived from the Greek word 'keramikos' meaning pottery, is used to mention every ceramic product such as baked soil, polished tiles and porcelain (soft, hard or twice fired ceramic). The art of making pottery by baking in furnace is called today as "ceramics". Ceramics is the art and science of making things from inorganic, non-metallic materials by the action of heat. The term includes the purification of raw materials, the study and production of the chemical compounds concerned, their formation into components and the study of their structure, composition and properties. Ceramic materials may have a crystalline or partly crystalline structure, or may be of glass. They are either formed from a molten mass that solidifies on cooling, or formed and matured by the action of heat. ...

Name of InstitutionCeramics and Ceramic forming techniques

Author(s) NameGiulia Macola

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