Ceramography provides detailed instructions on how to saw, mount, grind, polish, etch, examine, interpret and measure ceramic microstructures. It will be a reference guide for technicians in quality control and R&D, process engineers in ceramic manufacturing, and their counterparts in engineering firms, national laboratories, research institutes, and universities. The book includes an atlas of ceramic microstructures, quantitative microstructural example problems with solutions, properties and data tables specific to ceramic microstructures, more than 100 original photographs and illustrations, and numerous practical tips and tricks of the trade. Contents: Introduction Ceramic Fabrication Sawing and Mounting Grinding and Polishing Etching Petrographic Thin Section Preparation Optics and Microscopy Atlas of Ceramic Microstructures Quantitative Ceramography Qualitative Ceramography Image Analysis Appendices: ASTM Procedures Applicable to Ceramography, List of Ceramographic Equipment Manufacturers, Abrasive Size Equivalents Index.
Richard E. Chinn is the author of Ceramography: Preparation and Analysis of Ceramic Microstructures, published by Wiley.