6Strong and Tough Ceramic Composites via Ice Templating

6.1 Introduction

6.1.1 Enhanced Applications by Ceramic Composites

The variety of ceramics available offers excellent properties such as mechanical strength, hardness, high temperature stability, optical and electric properties, thermal conductivity, insulation, and biocompatibility [1]. Ceramic composites can be formed between ceramics and metal ceramics and polymer, and between ceramics themselves. These composites provide enhancement in performance by combining the desirable properties of each component and more importantly the possible synergy effect between the components. Ceramics and their composites may be utilized as engineering blocks, in coatings or as porous materials depending ...

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