Physics of Ceramics

Code: CEM 012

Credits: 10

Compulsory subject for the area of Ceramics


  • Structure of Ceramic Materials
  • Glass Structures
  • Defects
  • Surfaces, Interfaces and Grain Boundary
  • Ceramic Phase Equilibrium
  • Phase Transformation in Ceramics
  • Atomic Mobility and Sintering
  • Grain Growth and Microstructure
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Electrical Properties
  • Dielectric and Optical Properties
  • Thermal and Magnetic Properties



  1. W. D. Kingery, Harvey Kent Bowen, Donald Robert Uhlmann; Introduction to ceramics, Wiley, 1976.
  2. Yet-Ming Chiang, Dunbar P. Birnie, W. David Kingery; Physical Ceramics: Principles for Ceramic Science and Engineering, Wiley, 1996.
  3. Ralf Riedel, I-Wei Chen; Ceramics Science and Technology; John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
  4. Barsoum, Michel W; Fundamentals of ceramics. New York: Taylor & Francis, c2003.
  5. Wachtmam, John B.; Cannon, W. Roger; Mattewson, M. john; Mechanical properties of ceramics. 2. ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
  6. Rahaman, Mohamed N. Sintering of ceramics. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 2008.
  7. Moulson, A.j.; Herbert, J.M.; Electroceramics: materials - properties - applications. 2. ed. Chichester, U.K.: Wiley, c2003.