Ceramic engineering
Ceramic engineering is the science and technology of creating objects from inorganic, non-metallic materials. This is done either by the action of heat, or at lower temperatures using precipitation re...
Ceramic materials
Ceramic materials are inorganic, non-metallic materials made from compounds of a metal and a non metal. Ceramic materials may be crystalline or partly crystalline. They are formed by the action of hea...
Lusterware
Lusterware or Lustreware (respectively the US and all other English spellings) is a type of pottery or porcelain with a metallic glaze that gives the effect of iridescence, produced by metallic oxide...
Ash glaze
Ash glazes are ceramic glazes which were formulated from wood-ash.
The glaze has glasslike and pooling (the build up of glaze) characteristics which puts emphasis on the surface texture of the pie...
Crazing
Crazing looks like a network of fine cracks on the surface of a material, for example in a glaze layer.Crazing is a phenomenon that frequently precedes fracture in some glassy thermoplastic polymers. ...
Tetragonal polycrystalline zirconia
Yttria blends of approximately 3% are called either tetragonal polycrystalline zirconia or tetragonal zirconia polycrystal (forming the initialisms TZP or TPZ) and have the finest grain size. These gr...
Skull crucible
The Skull Crucible process was developed at the Lebedev Physical Institute in Moscow to manufacture cubic zirconia. It was invented to solve the problem of cubic zirconia's melting-point being too hig...
Lunac (alloy and trans-ceramic coatings)
Lunac (alloy and trans-ceramic coatings) refers to basically five kinds of coating developed by the WMV laboratories. Lunac 1 is a metallic glass coating with particularly good non-stick properties, ...
Mechanical powder press

The function principles of the mechanic press machines differ in how to ensure the upper punch–main movement by cams, spindles-and friction drives, eccentric, knuckle-joints or by the round tabl...
Tungsten disilicide
Tungsten disilicide, or just tungsten silicide (WSi2) is an inorganic compound, a silicide of tungsten. It is an electrically conductive ceramic material.
Tungsten silicide can react violently wit...
American Ceramic Society
The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is a non-profit professional association for the ceramics and glass community, with a focus on scientific research, emerging technologies, and practical applicatio...
Sol-gel
In materials science, the sol-gel process is a method for producing solid materials from small molecules. The method is used for the fabrication of metal oxides, especially the oxides of silicon and t...
Ceramography
Ceramography is the art and science of preparation, examination and evaluation of ceramic microstructures. Ceramography can be thought of as the metallography of ceramics. The microstructure is the st...
Vitreous china
Vitreous china is an enamel coating that is applied to ceramics, particularly porcelain, after they've been fired, though the name can also refer to the finished piece as a whole. The coating makes th...
Tungsten nitride
Tungsten nitride (W2N, WN, WN2) is an inorganic compound, a nitride of tungsten. It is a hard, solid, brown-colored ceramic material that is electrically conductive and decomposes in water.It is used ...
Yttria-stabilized zirconia
Yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) is a ceramic in which the crystal structure of zirconium dioxide is made stable at room temperature by an addition of yttrium oxide. These oxides are commonly called "...
Stoneware
Stoneware is a vitreous or semi-vitreous ceramic made primarily from stoneware clay or non-refractory fire clay. Stoneware is fired at high temperatures. It is nonporous and so does not need a glaze....
Strontium titanate
Strontium titanate is an oxide of strontium and titanium with the chemical formula SrTiO3. At room temperature, it is a centrosymmetric paraelectric material with a perovskite structure. At low temper...
Powder metallurgy
Powder metallurgy is the process of blending fine powdered materials, pressing them into a desired shape or form (compacting), and then heating the compressed material in a controlled atmosphere to bo...
Refractoriness under load
Refractoriness under load (RUL) is a measure of the deformation behavior of refractory ceramic products subjected to a constant load and increasing temperature. The temperature range in which the soft...
Dunt

Dunting is a fault that can occur during the firing of ceramic articles. It is the "cracking that occurs in fired ceramic bodies as a result of a thermally induced stress" and is caused by a "wa...
Rehydroxylation dating
Rehydroxylation [RHX] dating is a developing method for dating fired-clay ceramics. It is based on the fact that after a ceramic specimen is removed from the kiln at the time of production, it immedia...
Ceramic foam
Ceramic foam is a tough foam made from ceramics. Manufacturing techniques include impregnating open-cell polymer foams internally with ceramic slurry and then firing in a kiln, leaving only ceramic ma...
Tube-based nanostructures
Tube-based nanostructures are nanostructures made of connected tubes and exhibit nanoscale organization above the molecular level.
Lattices are structures formed of arrays of uniformly sized cells...
Celadon
Celadon is a term for ceramics denoting both a type of glaze and a ware of celadon (color). Celadon originated in China, and notable kilns such as the Longquan kiln in Zhejiang province are renowned f...
Glaze defects
Glaze defects are any flaws in the surface quality of a ceramic glaze, its physical structure or its interaction with the body.
Glaze defects can be as a result of the incompatibility of the body ...
Insulator (electricity)
An electrical insulator is a material whose internal electric charges do not flow freely, and therefore make it very hard to conduct an electric current under the influence of an electric field. This ...
CERAM
Lucideon (formerly Ceram) is an independent materials development, testing and assurance company based in Stoke-on-Trent and in the US. Lucideon owns testing facilities around the world.
The Briti...