Accession Number : ADA261897


Title :   Synthesis and Processing of Ceramics: Scientific Issues. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Held in Boston, Massachusetts on December 2-6, 1991. Volume 249


Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY PITTSBURGH PA


Personal Author(s) : Rhine, Wendell E ; Shaw, Thomas M ; Gottschall, Robert J ; Chen, Yok


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 564


Abstract : The symposium entitled Synthesis and Processing of Ceramics: Scientific Issues, was held in Boston, Massachusetts, December 2-6, 1991, at the 1991 Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society, and was co-sponsored by the American Ceramic Society. The purpose of this symposium was to provide a forum in which scientists and engineers from a diversity of backgrounds could discuss the scientific issues involved in synthesizing and processing ceramic materials. The synthesis of ceramics has progressed to the point that many chemically derived powders and fibers are commercially available, but synthesizing and converting the precursors to ceramic materials with the desired composition and properties is still more an art than a science. Although powders with reproducible physical and chemical properties are now available, developing reliable processing routes to produce flaw free ceramics still remains a critical issue which limits applications for advanced ceramic materials.


Descriptors :   *CERAMIC MATERIALS , FIBERS , SYMPOSIA , SYNTHESIS , POLYMERS , POWDERS , PRECURSORS , PROCESSING , OXIDES , SILICON CARBIDES , STRONTIUM , BARIUM TITANATES , TITANIUM , NICKEL , MOLECULAR STRUCTURE , ZIRCONIUM , RHEOLOGY , ALUMINUM , DISPERSIONS , PYROLYSIS , COATINGS , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , FILMS , ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS , GLASS , NITRIDES , SURFACES


Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Polymer Chemistry
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Laminates and Composite Materials


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE