The major characteristics of Fine Ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics") can be divided into the following five categories. This Web site provides a brief introduction to each characteristic followed by more in-depth descriptions.
Characteristics of Fine Ceramics
Note: Values of the characteristics of Fine Ceramics shown in all graphs except those for chemical resistance are quoted from Characteristics of Kyocera Technical Ceramics (pdf/237KB). Metallic values and chemical resistance values are from the Japanese Society of Tribologists Research Group, Tribology of Ceramics. Tokyo: Yokendo.
The term "Fine Ceramics" is interchangeable with "advanced ceramics," "technical ceramics" and "engineered ceramics." Use varies by region and industry.