CRC Press; 2nd edition
Barsoum’s Fundamentals of Ceramics 2nd edition (PDF) presents readers with an exceptionally clear and comprehensive introduction to ceramic science. This latest 2nd Edition updates problems and adds more worked examples; as well as adding new chapter sections on Computational Materials Science and Case Studies.
The Computational Materials Science sections describe how today density functional theory and molecular dynamics calculations can shed valuable light on properties; especially ones that are not easy to measure or visualize otherwise such as surface energies; elastic constants; point defect energies; phonon modes; etc. The Case Studies sections focus more on applications; such as optical fibers; solid oxide fuel cells; ultra-strong and thin glasses; glass-ceramics; alumina forming materials; strong and tough ceramics; fiber-reinforced ceramic matrix composites; thermal barrier coatings; the space shuttle tiles; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy; field-assisted and microwave sintering; two-dimensional solids; colossal magnetoresistance; among others.