IIT BHU Varanasi Ceramic Raw Materials and Analysis


IIT BHU Varanasi Ceramic Raw Materials and Analysis


Ceramic Raw Materials and Analysis

Chemistry of Ceramic Materials: Raw materials used in Glass, Refractories, Whitwares, Potteries and Cement.

Chemical characteristics of raw materials of alkali and alkaline earth elements, silica, silicates, alumina, aluminates,

titania, zirconia and zircon. Spectrophotometric analysis, Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) and Thermo

Gravimetric Analysis(TGA) with suitable examples.

Geology of Ceramic Materials: Geology and its utility in ceramic industry, Broad outlines of crystal forms and

symmetry, Elementary ideas about rocks and their formation. Description and Classification of various  minerals

based on their chemical compositions, physical properties and occurrence.

Optical characterization of minerals using Polarizing Microscope:  Polarizing microscope. Iso-tropic and

anisotropic minerals, Bi-referingence, Pleo-chroism. Propagation of light through uni-axial and bi-axial minerals,

extinction, cleavage and interference figures. Beck’s effect. Systematic description of minerals under polarizing


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