By Ian J. McColm (auth.)

Ceramics consistently used to be a vast box and now because the Like my predecessor i've got supplied in basic terms defini­ barriers proceed to extend it really is one of many really tions. No attempt has been made to incorporate pronuncia­ interdisciplinary parts. This e-book, in its re­ tion, derivations, or syllabication of entries. a wide vised shape, needs to replicate this. the fashion is towards variety of acronyms and abbreviations were extra usage of ceramics as built-in fabrics incorporated. The textual content is in truth a bit hybrid simply because including polymers, metals, and different ceramics, some of the entries seem just like these in an for either structural and digital functions. hence, encyclopedia whereas suffering to stay concise. new fabrication expertise is offering the recent Reemphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of mod­ vocabulary of this progress; components like thin-film proc­ em ceramics, and the various backgrounds of these essing, sol-gel suggestions, as utilized by the electronics who're attracted to or paintings within the undefined, extraordinary undefined; fiber forming, weaving, and ultrahigh vac­ a stability among the numerous allied disciplines con­ uum and temperature equipment needs to be integrated in a tributing to ceramics and the desire of being compre­ thesaurus of vocabulary purporting to accommodate ce­ hensive yet but concise has been a tricky activity. I ramics and their science.

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A panel, wall, or other structure designed to bar or deflect the passage of something, such as a baffle placed to deflect combustion gases in a furnace from impinging on ware being fired. BARRIER VOLTAGE barrier voltage. Vgb ; the voltage drop across the grain boundary caused by the application of an extended voltage to a varistor; typically 2-4 volts/grain boundary. barrier, moisture. See moisture barrier. bar, runner. See runner bar. bars, Holdcroft. See Holdcroft bars. 28 base metal. The metal to which porcelain-enamel is applied.

3) The flexible carrier for the magnetic oxide coatings employed on magnetic tapes. baftle mark. A mark or seam line visible on a bottle or other glass product caused by the joint between the mold and the baffle. backing plate. A plate used to support the cavity blocks and guide pins in injection molding. baftle wan. A wall constructed in a furnace or kiln to protect items being fired from flames and combustion gases. backing sand. In molding it is any sand mixture used to fill the flask after the facing sand mixture is in place.

Beading. (I) The process of applying porcelain-enamel, usually of a contrasting color, to the edges of rims of porcelain-enameled articles. (2) The removal of excess slip from the edge of dipped ware. beading enamel. Any of the special porcelain-enamels applied as a beading on ware for purposes of decoration and protection of exposed edges of the ware. bead test. A test of the softening and flow characteristics of glaze, glass, and porcelain-enamel compositions in which a bead or buttonlike specimen of specified size and shape is compared with standard compositions at elevated temperatures.

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