Sintering of Ceramics
Instructor: Mohamed N. Rahaman, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Engineers and scientists in industry, national laboratories, and academia involved in the research, development, and production of ceramics; professionals interested in continuing education. The course includes Sintering of Ceramics, by M. N. Rahaman.
The course will follow the key topics the text book, Sintering of Ceramics, by M. N. Rahaman, CRC Press and will be supplemented by detailed ‘case studies’ of the sintering of specific ceramics and systems.
This two-day course covers following topics:
- Review of sintering basics: characterization of sintering
(methods used to measure/monitor the progress of sintering); driving
forces; diffusion and defect chemistry
- Solid-state and viscous sintering
- Microstructure development and control
- Liquid-phase sintering
- Special topics: effect in homogeneities on sintering; constrained sintering of composites, adherent thin films, and multilayers; solid solutions additives (dopants); reaction sintering; viscous sintering with crystallization
- Sintering practice: ‘how to do’ sintering; effect of various materials and processing parameters on sintering
- Case studies: Sintering of nano-ceramics; sintering of solid-oxide fuel cell systems; sintering of ceramic matrix composites; sintering of non-oxide ceramics and ultra-high temperature ceramics
Attendees will develop sufficient background in the principles and practice of sintering to be able to (i) do sintering to achieve specified target microstructures, (ii) understand the difficulties encountered in practical sintering, and (iii) take practical steps to rectify the problems encountered in producing required target microstructures.
Dr. Mohamed N. Rahaman is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of the Center for Bone and Tissue Repair and Regeneration at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Rahaman’s research interest cover processing, sintering, and microstructure control of advanced ceramics along with biomaterials for bone and tissue repair and regeneration. Rahaman is the author of four books, including Sintering of Ceramics, and the author/co-author of over 150 publications.
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