30 relations: Absorption (electromagnetic radiation), Aluminium oxide, Ceramic, Chemical bond, Cleavage (crystal), Crystal structure, Crystallographic defect, Crystallography, Dielectric, Elastic modulus, Electronegativity, Ferroelectricity, Heat capacity, Ionic conductivity (solid state), Magnetism, Metal, Miller index, Neumann's law, Pauling's rules, Perovskite, Phase diagram, Phase transition, Polymer, Quartz, Refractive index, Semiconductor, Solid solution, Sphalerite, Thermal conductivity, Wetting.
In physics, absorption of electromagnetic radiation is the way in which the energy of a photon is taken up by matter, typically the electrons of an atom.
Aluminium oxide (British English) or aluminum oxide (American English) is a chemical compound of aluminium and oxygen with the chemical formula 23.
A ceramic is a non-metallic solid material comprising an inorganic compound of metal, non-metal or metalloid atoms primarily held in ionic and covalent bonds.
A chemical bond is a lasting attraction between atoms, ions or molecules that enables the formation of chemical compounds.
Cleavage, in mineralogy, is the tendency of crystalline materials to split along definite crystallographic structural planes.
In crystallography, crystal structure is a description of the ordered arrangement of atoms, ions or molecules in a crystalline material.
Crystalline solids exhibit a periodic crystal structure.
Crystallography is the experimental science of determining the arrangement of atoms in crystalline solids (see crystal structure).
A dielectric (or dielectric material) is an electrical insulator that can be polarized by an applied electric field.
An elastic modulus (also known as modulus of elasticity) is a quantity that measures an object or substance's resistance to being deformed elastically (i.e., non-permanently) when a stress is applied to it.
Electronegativity, symbol ''χ'', is a chemical property that describes the tendency of an atom to attract a shared pair of electrons (or electron density) towards itself.
Ferroelectricity is a characteristic of certain materials that have a spontaneous electric polarization that can be reversed by the application of an external electric field.
Heat capacity or thermal capacity is a measurable physical quantity equal to the ratio of the heat added to (or removed from) an object to the resulting temperature change.
Ionic conduction (denoted by -lambda) is the movement of an ion from one site to another through defects in the crystal lattice of a solid or aqueous solution.
Magnetism is a class of physical phenomena that are mediated by magnetic fields.
A metal (from Greek μέταλλον métallon, "mine, quarry, metal") is a material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard when in solid state, opaque, shiny, and has good electrical and thermal conductivity.
Miller indices form a notation system in crystallography for planes in crystal (Bravais) lattices.
Neumann's law states that the molecular heat in compounds of analogous constitution is always the same.
Pauling's rules are five rules published by Linus Pauling in 1929 for predicting and rationalizing the crystal structures of ionic compounds.
Perovskite (pronunciation) is a calcium titanium oxide mineral composed of calcium titanate (Ca Ti O3).
A phase diagram in physical chemistry, engineering, mineralogy, and materials science is a type of chart used to show conditions (pressure, temperature, volume, etc.) at which thermodynamically distinct phases occur and coexist at equilibrium.
The term phase transition (or phase change) is most commonly used to describe transitions between solid, liquid and gaseous states of matter, and, in rare cases, plasma.
A polymer (Greek poly-, "many" + -mer, "part") is a large molecule, or macromolecule, composed of many repeated subunits.
Quartz is a mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms in a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon–oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall chemical formula of SiO2.
In optics, the refractive index or index of refraction of a material is a dimensionless number that describes how light propagates through that medium.
A semiconductor material has an electrical conductivity value falling between that of a conductor – such as copper, gold etc.
A solid solution is a solid-state solution of one or more solutes in a solvent.
Sphalerite ((Zn, Fe)S) is a mineral that is the chief ore of zinc.
Thermal conductivity (often denoted k, λ, or κ) is the property of a material to conduct heat.
Wetting is the ability of a liquid to maintain contact with a solid surface, resulting from intermolecular interactions when the two are brought together.