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Introduction to Engineering Materials ENGR2000 Chapter 12: Structures and Properties of CeramicsDr. Priya Thamburaj Goeser
12.1 Introduction• Ceramics– Compounds between metallic & non-metallic elements – Predominantly Ionic bonds– Some have covalent bonds– Greek word keramikos which means ‘burnt stuff’– Traditional ceramics• china, porcelain, bricks, tiles, glasses, etc.