Science and Engineering
Ceramic Materials: Science and Engineering is an up-to-date treatment of ceramic science, engineering, and applications in a single, comprehensive text. Building on a foundation of crystal structures, phase equilibria, defects, and the mechanical properties of ceramic materials, students are shown how these materials are processed for a wide diversity of applications in today's society. Concepts such as how and why ions move, how ceramics interact with light and magnetic fields, and how they respond to temperature changes are discussed in the context of their applications. References to the art and history of ceramics are included throughout the text, and a chapter is devoted to ceramics as gemstones.
This course-tested text now includes expanded chapters on the role of ceramics in industry and their impact on the environment as well as a chapter devoted to applications of ceramic materials in clean energy technologies. Also new are expanded sets of text-specific homework problems and other resources for instructors. The revised and updated Second Edition is further enhanced with color illustrations throughout the text.
Dr. Carter is the co-author of two textbooks (the other is Transmission Electron Microscopy: A Textbook for Materials Science with David Williams), co-editor of six conference proceedings, and has published more than 290 refereed journal papers and more than 400 extended abstracts/conference proceedings papers. Since 1990 he has given more than 120 invited presentations at universities, conferences and research laboratories. Among numerous awards, he has received the Simon Guggenheim Award (1985-6), the Berndt Matthias Scholar Award (1997/8) and the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Award (1997). He organized the 16th International Symposium on the Reactivity of Solids (ISRS-16 in 2007). He was an Editor of the Journal of Microscopy (1995-1999) and of Microscopy and Microanalysis (2000-2004); he continues to serve on the Editorial Board of both journals.
M. Grant Norton is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University. From 2005 to 2011 he served as Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs in the College of Engineering and Architecture. Professor Norton obtained his PhDin Materials from Imperial College, London, in 1989,under the direction of Professor B.C.H. Steele and spent a two-year postdoctoral at Cornell University with Professor C. Barry Carter before joining the Washington State University faculty in 1991. In 2003 and 2004 he was an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Faculty Research Associate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio and spent the 1999/2000 academic year as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Materials at Oxford University. From 2000 to 2005 Professor Norton was Chair of Materials Science at Washington State University and from 2004 to 2007 he held the Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair in Materials Science. He is author or co-author of about 200 papers in the archival literature, several book chapters, and two textbooks.
From the book reviews:
“I will definitely select this book as a textbook for a class on this subject. … The book includes general backgrounds materials, the basics of ceramic materials science and advanced applications of ceramic science and technology. Therefore, non-specialists (even non-science majors) including undergraduate, and graduate students as well as experts in the field can learn from various parts of in this book.” (Katsuhiko Ariga, Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, Vol. 24, 2014)