Ceramics can be defined as inorganic, non-metallic materials that are typically produced using clays and other minerals from the earth or chemically processed powders.
Ceramics are typically crystalline in nature and are compounds formed between metallic and non-metallic elements such as aluminium and oxygen (alumina- Al), silicon and nitrogen (silicon nitride- Si) and silicon and carbon (silicon carbide-SiC).
Ceramic, or high-temperature superconductors are now being developed for commercial applications and appear to be a sure bet to enter more commercial markets over the next few years.
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