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term: nanoceramics

Determination:

a compact material based on oxides, carbides, nitrides, borides and other inorganic compounds comprised of crystallites (grains) with mean size ranging up to 100 nm.

Description:

Nanoceramics are usually manufactured from nanoscale powders using forming and sintering techniques. As nanopowders are harder to compact due to intense internal friction, their compaction often involves methods including impulse and hydrostatic forming, slip and gel ...

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nanocomposite
a composite material where at least one of the phases has separate elements (particles, crystallites, fibres, lamels, etc.) sized smaller, on average, than 100 nm in at least one dimension. See also "composite"...