A classic review of alumina, covering every aspect of the material from mineral structure and composition to inherent properties, offers a myriad of applications. This book is a timeless reference for anyone involved in the research, application or sale of this versatile ceramic material.
Chapter l: Introduction Chapter 2: Nomenclature Chapter 3: Preparation of Alumina Phases Chapter 4: Structural and Mineralogical Properties Chapter 5: Mechanical Properties of Alumina Chapter 6: Thermal Properties Chapter 7: Sonic Effects in Alumina Chapter 8: Electrical Properties of Alumina Chapter 9: Magnetic Properties of Alumina Chapter 10: Optical Properties of Alumina Chapter 11: Radiation and Alumina Chapter 12: Chemical Properties of Alumina Chapter 13: Colloidal Properties of Alumina Chapter 14: Grinding Ceramic Alumina Chapter 15: Forming Alumina Ceramics Chapter 16: Sintering Chapter 17: Alumina in Refractories Chapter 18: Alumina as an Abrasive Material Chapter 19: Electrical Applications Chapter 20: Cement Chapter 21: Alumina in Glass Chapter 22: Alumina in Coatings Chapter 23: Alumina in Cermets and Powder Metallurgy Chapter 24: Alumina in Airborne Ceramics Chapter 25: Seals, Metallizing, Welding Chapter 26: Fibers, Whiskers, Filaments Chapter 27: Miscellaneous Ceramic Applications of Alumina.
PREPARATION OF ALUMINA PHASES.
Preparation of Bayer Alumina.
Wet Alkaline Processes.
Wet Acid Processes.
Amorphous and Gel Aluminas.
Preparation of the Alumina Trihydroxides.
Nordstrandite, Bayerite II, Randomite.
Preparation of the Alumina Monohydroxides.
Sequence of Transition.
Phases Formed on Aluminum.
Factors Affecting Alumina Transitions.
Special Ceramic Aluminas.
Beta and Zeta Aluminas.
Suboxides and Gaseous Phases.
STRUCTURE AND MINERALOGICAL PROPERTIES.
Structure of the Alumina Phases.
Surface Area of Alumina.
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF ALUMINA.
Bending, Compressive, Tensile, and Torsional Strength.
Moduli of Elasticity (E), and Rigidity (G).
Poisson's Ration (ì).
Hardness and Abrasiveness of Alumina
Thermophysical and Thermochemical Constants.
SONIC EFFECTS IN ALUMINA.
Velocity of Sound in Alumina.
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF ALUMINA.
Electrical Conductivity of Alumina.
Dielectric Constant and Loss Factor of Alumina.
MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF ALUMINA.
Magnetic Resonance of Alumina.
OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF ALUMINA.
Refractive Index of Alumina.
Transmission, Emissivity, and Absorption of Alumina.
Phosphorescence, Fluorescence, and Thermoluminescence.
Optical Spectra of Alumina.
Color in Alumina.
Chromia-Alumina System, Laser Applications
RADIATION AND ALUMINA.
CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF ALUMINA.
Wet Chemical Reactions of Sintered Alumina.
Reaction of the Chemical Elements with Alumina.
Slags Containing Sulfates.
Steel Furnace Slags.
Glass Furnace Reactions.
Calcium Aluminate Slags.
Aluminum Slag Reactions.
COLLOIDAL PROPERTIES OF ALUMINA.
Surface Charge and Zeta Potential of Alumina.
Flocculation and Deflocculation Effects.
GRINDING CERAMIC ALUMINA.
FORMING ALUMINA CERAMICS.
Cold Forming of Alumina.
Miscellaneous Forming Methods
ALUMINA IN REFRACTORIES.
Fused Cast Alumina Refractories.
Clay-Bonded Alumina Refractories, Mullite Refractories.
Spinel, Cordierite, Alumina-Chromite.
Refractories for Aluminum and Other Nonferrous Uses.
Lightweight Alumina Refractories.
Binders for Alumina Refractories
ALUMINA AS AN ABRASIVE MATERIAL.
Loose Grain Abrasive.
Spark Plug Insulators.
Electron Tube Elements, High-Frequency Insulation.
Alumina Porcelain Insulation.
Resistors and Semiconductors
Calcium Aluminate Cement.
ALUMINA IN GLASS.
Devitrified Glasses Containing Alumina.
Lithium Glasses, Phosphate Glasses.
ALUMINA IN COATINGS.
Anodic Coatings on Aluminum.
Glazes and Enamels.
Painted, Cast, or Troweled Coatings.
Dip Coatings, Cementation Coatings.
Coatings on Alumina and Other Ceramic Bases.
Alumina Coatings for Electrical Insulation.
Alumina Coatings by Sputtering
ALUMINA IN CERMETS AND POWDER METALLURGY.
(Iron, Nickel, Cobalt)-Alumina Cermets.
ALUMINA IN AIRBORNE CERAMICS.
Radomes and Rocket Equipment.
SEALS, METALLIZING, WELDING.
FIBERS, WHISKERS, FILAMENTS.
MISCELLANEOUS CERAMIC APPLICATIONS OF ALUMINA.