|Ceramic materials are brittle, hard, and strong in compression, weak in shearing and tension. They withstand chemical erosion that occurs in other materials subjected to acidic or caustic environments. Crystalline ceramic materials are not amenable to a great range of processing. Methods for dealing with them tend to fall into one of two categories make the ceramic in the desired shape, either by reaction in situ, or by "forming" powders into the desired shape, and then sintering to form a solid body.
Bioceramics development and Application is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of ceramics. Bioceramics Development and Applications covers process related topics including advanced coatings and sealants, surface finishing and conditioning and composite technology.
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