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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY PITTSBURGH PA

Report Date:

1992-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

564.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE