Microstructure of Ceramic Materials. Proceedings of the American Ceramic Society Symposium held in Pittsburgh, PA on 27-28 April, 1963
NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS GAITHERSBURG MD
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In order to review the problems involved in specifying and studying microstructure in ceramics and the factors involved in the interaction between microstructure and physical properties of ceramics, this Symposium on Microstructure of Ceramic Materials was held. The papers presented are published in this volume. Primary responsibility for their technical content must rest, of course, with the individual authors and their organizations. In the first two Chapters, Prof. Van Vlack reviews the geometry of microstructures and how they can be specified and Prof. Frechette describes the principal experimental techniques by which observations of microstructures are made. In Chapter 3, Dr. Burke then describes the factors controlling the development of the microstructure during heat treatment of the ceramic, and their relation to the processing variables of time and temperature. In the next two Chapters, Dr. Stokes discusses the influence of microstructure on the mechanical behavior, and Dr. Stuijts describes the influence on the ferromagnetic properties of ferrites. In the last Chapter, Prof. Lundin examines in detail the microstructure of one material, porcelain, and its ramifications.
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