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Characterization of Ceramics by Ronald Loehman

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Formation of Ceramic Films and Coatings

DIANE E. PEEBLES

Contents

3.1   Introduction

3.2   Film Deposition and Coating Processes

3.3   Physical Characterization

3.4   Chemical Characterization

3.5   Mechanical Characterization

3.6   Summary

3.1   Introduction

Ceramic films and coatings are used for a wide variety of purposes, all of which take advantage of the special properties of ceramic materials. The insulating nature of most ceramic films and coatings makes them a natural choice for electrical isolation in systems ranging from the microscopic, as in microelectronic circuits, to the massive, as in wires and heater elements. The refractory nature of ceramic coatings gives added protection to coated materials in high–temperature environments. ...

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