Ceramic FAQs:

Q: Is a ceramic an inorganic compound?

A: Yes, and non-metallic, solid material comprising metal, non-metal or metalloid atoms primarily held in ionic and covalent bonds.

Q: Are ceramics also used in the medicine?

A: Yes, and electrical, electronics industries and body armor.

Q: Are ceramics semiconductors?

A: Yes.

Q: Are ceramics either vitrified or semi-vitrified as is the case with earthenware?

A: Yes, and stoneware, and porcelain.

Q: Is a ceramic used in watchmaking for producing watch cases?

A: Yes.

Q: Are ceramics used as self-controlled heating elements in?

A: Yes, for example, the rear-window defrost circuits of automobiles.

Q: Are ceramics used in non-ferrous molten metal handling?

A: Yes, and weld pins and the chemical industry.

Q: Are ceramics also employed as gas sensors?

A: Yes.

Q: Are ceramics also more chemically resistant and can be used in wet environments where steel bearings would rust?

A: Yes.

Q: Were ceramics glazed and fired to create smooth?

A: Yes, and colored surfaces, decreasing porosity through the use of glassy, amorphous ceramic coatings on top of the crystalline ceramic substrates.

Q: Are ceramics very porous and lack mechanical strength?

A: Yes, and are used to coat metal orthopedic devices to aid in forming a bond to bone or as bone fillers.