Metal ceramic framework designs

By Dr.Swathi Pai on Wednesday 10 December 2008 with 0 comments



Metal: a crystalline material that consists of positively charged ions in an order, closely packed arrangement and bonded with a cloud of free electrons.

Alloy: any combination of 2 or more metals that are miscible in a liquid state. When it cools one of 3 categories occurs:

  1. solid solution: completely soluble in the solid phase (gold and ceramo-metal alloys.

  2. eutectic: separates in the solid phase (AgCu)

  3. compound (intermetallic): metals unite in a liquid and solid state (Ag2Sn).

Ceramic: a compound of metallic and non-metallic elements (Al2O3)

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