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Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: "C" or better in MSE 5353 AND Full Major status in Materials Science & Engineering.
This course provides students with a comprehensive background in processing of ceramic powders and fabrication of ceramic components. The course begins with a discussion of ceramic powder characteristics and techniques of powder characterization. The roles of inter-particle forces in the preparation of stable suspensions (DLVO Theory) will also be discussed. Other topics include: Methods of fabrication of green compacts by such techniques as die-pressing, slip-casting, tape-casting, etc.; surfaces, surface energies, role of surface curvatures in mass transport during sintering; densification of powder compacts by sintering; methods of deposition of films and coatings of ceramics by sol-gel processing and chemical vapor deposition (CVD); and synthesis of ceramic powders.