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2. Electrical neutrality is provided by the balance of anionic and cationic charges. 5). 5. 3. Linkage at a corner is preferred over the edge and surface. Sharing the edge and faces increases the distance between cations 4. Low coordination number and high-charge cation is favorably shared at corners. 5. Different-sized constituents do not efficiently pack as a single structure. In ceramics, the lattice structure is dictated by the larger anions, with cations sitting at the interstices. Various ceramic structures are explained based on the close packing of ceramics.
One application that has attracted much attention is ball bearings (see Fig. 2). Ceramic balls enclosed in a steel race, that is, hybrid bearings, are now used in turbopumps of the space shuttle main engine. 15–17 These ceramic balls are 10â•‡â•‡ Chapter 1â•… Ceramics: Definition and Characteristics commercially available with diameters from 4â•›mm to as large as 20–30â•›mm and they are made from Al2O3, ZrO2, SiC, Si3N4, or SiAlON (Si6−zAlzOzN8−z, with z being the substitution level). Commercial springs made of silicon nitride materials are also available.
Since Coulombic force increases as ions approach each other, the repulsive force because of the overlapping of electronic orbitals occurs so that only one electron stays per quantum state. 1â•… Plot of interatomic potential energy (E) vs. separation distance (a) for the attraction and repulsion among ions in NaCl crystal. Adapted from Reference 1. Since the repulsive force is proportional to the distance between the ions as a−n, the overall energy required to create the Na–Cl bond is given (refer to Fig.