The only book to provide a complete survey - from the crystallographic fundamentals right up to recent high-tech applications in aerospace technology. Following a general introduction to the topic, the authors go on to cover the crystal chemistry of mullite and related phases, as well as its basic properties, phase equilibria and stability. One whole section is devoted to the synthesis and processing of mullite ceramics, while later ones cover mullite coatings, fibers and matrix composites. For materials scientists, solid state chemists and physicists, crystallographers and mineralogists.
Hartmut Schneider is the head of the "Structural and Functional Ceramics" group at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Materials Research, Koln (Germany) and is a Professor of Applied Mineralogy at the University of Hannover (Germany). He has been working on different topics of high pressure mineralogy and on refractory and ceramic materials. He is renowned for his research work in crystal chemistry, ceramics and composites of mullite, an alumino silicate of the stoichiometric composition 3Al2O3*2SiO2. Professor Schneider has published over 200 scientific and technical papers. His list of awards includes the Japanese Government Research Award, the Lilienthal Award, and the Fellowship of the American Ceramic Society.
1. Crystal Chemistry of Mullite and Related Phases. 1.1 The Mullite-type Family of Crystal Structures (R. Fischer & H. Schneider). 1.2 The Real Structure of Mullite (S. Rahman & S. Freimann). 1.3 Foreign Cation Incorporation in Mullite (H. Schneider). 1.4 Mullite-type Gels and Glasses (M. Schmucker & H. Schneider). 2. Basic Properties of Mullite. 2.1 Mechnical Properties of Mullite (H. Schneider). 2.2 Thermal Properties of Mullite (H. Schneider). 2.3 Miscellaneous Properties (H. Schneider). 2.4 Structure-controlled Formation and Decomposition of Mullite (H. Schneider & M. Schmucker). 2.5 Mullite-mullite Phase Transformations (H. Schneider & M. Schmucker). 2.6 Spectroscopy of Mullite and Compounds with Mullite-related Structures (K. MacKenzie). 3. Phase Equilibria and Stability of Mullite. 3.1 The AL2O3- SiO2 Phase Diagram (J. Pask & H. Schneider). 3.2 Influence of Environmental Conditions on the Stability of Mullite (H. Schneider). 3.3 Ternary X-AI2O3-SiO2 Phase-Equilibrium Diagrams (H. Schneider). 3.4 Multicomponent Systems (H. Schneider). 4. Mullite Synthesis and Processing. 4.1 Mullite Synthesis (S. Komarneni, et al.). 4.2 Processing of Mullite Ceramics (S. Komarneni & H. Schneider). 4.3 Mechnical Properties of Mullite Ceramics (K. Okada & H. Schneider). 4.4 Thermal Properties of Mullite Ceramics (K. Okada & H. Schneider). 4.5 Miscellaneous Properties of Mullite Ceramics (K. Okada & H. Schneider). 4.6 Application of Mullite Ceramics (K. Okada & H. Schneider). 5. Mullite Coatings. 5.1 Chemical Vapor-deposited Coatings (CVD Coatings) (S. Basu & V. Sarin). 5.2 Plasma- and Flame-sprayed Coatings (S. Basu & V. Sarin). 5.3 Deposition of Mullite Coatings by Miscellaneous Techniques (S. Basu & V. Sarin). 6. Mullite Fibers. 6.1 Mullite Whiskers (H. Schneider). 6.2 Sol-gel-derived Continuous Mullite Fibers (H. Schneider). 6.3 Continuous Melt-grown Mullite Fibers (H. Schneider). 6.4 Application of Mulite Fibers (H. Schneider). 7. Mullite Matrix Composites. 7.1 Whisker-reinforced Mullite Matrix Composites (H. Schneider). 7.2 Continuous Fiber-reinforced Mullite Matrix Composites (H. Schneider). 7.3 Platelet- and Particle-reinforced Mullite Matrix Composites (H. Schneider & K. Okada). 7.4 Metal-reinforced Mullite Matrix Composites (H. Schneider). Index.