TY - CHAP A1 - B. Sonny Bal A2 - Mohamed Rahaman ED1 - Costas Sikalidis Y1 - 2011-09-06 PY - 2011 T1 - The Rationale for Silicon Nitride Bearings in Orthopaedic Applications N2 - The current book consists of twenty-four chapters divided into three sections. Section I includes fourteen chapters in electric and magnetic ceramics which deal with modern specific research on dielectrics and their applications, on nanodielectrics, on piezoceramics, on glass ceramics with para-, anti- or ferro-electric active phases, of varistors ceramics and magnetic ceramics. Section II includes seven chapters in bioceramics which include review information and research results/data on biocompatibility, on medical applications of alumina, zirconia, silicon nitride, ZrO2, bioglass, apatite-wollastonite glass ceramic and b-tri-calcium phosphate. Section III includes three chapters in applications of ceramics in environmental improvement and protection, in water cleaning, in metal bearing wastes stabilization and in utilization of wastes from ceramic industry in concrete and concrete products. BT - Advances in Ceramics SP - Ch. 18 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/19381 DO - 10.5772/19381 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-26 ER -