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Innovative Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Ceramics and Composites



Innovative Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Ceramics and Composites


With continued discoveries and innovations, the field of materials synthesis and processing remains as it has been for many decades, a vibrant and fertile area for research and development. It comes, therefore, as no surprise that every Pac Rim conference has had considerable emphasis on this topic with many symposia devoted to various aspects of this field. 

This Ceramic Transactions volume represents selected papers based on presentations in four symposia during the 8th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology, held in Vancouver, British Columbia, May 31-June 5, 2009.

Preface ix

Introduction xi


Simulation of Contact Resistances Influence on Temperature Distribution during SPS Experiments 3
A. Cincotti, A. M. Locci, R. Orrù, and G. Cao

Spark-Plasma-Sintering (SPS) Processsing of High Strength Transparent MgAI204 Spinel Polycrystals 19
Koji Morita, Byung-Nam Kim, Hidehiro Yoshida, and Keijiro Hiraga

Consolidation of Carbon with Amorphous-Graphite Transformation by SPS 31
Naoki Toyofuku, Megumi Nishimoto, Kazuki Arayama, Yasuhiro Kodera, Manshi Ohyanagi, and Zuhair A. Munir

Spark Plasma Sintering of Nanostructured Ceramic Materials with Potential Magnetoelectricity 41
C. Correas, R. Jiménez, T. Hungría, H. Amorin, J. Ricote, E. Vila, M. Algueró, A. Castro, and J. Galy

Sintering and Properties of Nanometric Functional Oxides 55
Dat V. Quach, Sangtae Kim, Manfred Martin, and Zuhair A. Munir

Spark Plasma Sintering Mechanisms in Si3N4-Based Materials 63
M. Belmonte, J. Gonzalez-Julian, P. Miranzo, and M.I. Osendi

Consolidation of SiC with BN through MA-SPS Method 71
Yasuhiro Kodera, Naoki Toyofuku, Ryousuke Shirai, Manshi Ohyanagi, and Zuhair A. Munir

Fabrication of Dense Zr-, Hf- and Ta-Based Ultra High Temperature Ceramics by Combining Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis and Spark Plasma Sintering 81
Roberta Licheri, Roberto Orrù, Clara Musa, Antonio Mario Locci, and Giacomo Cao


Microwave Sintering of Mullite and Mullite-Zirconia Composites 95
Subhadip Bodhak, Susmita Bose, and Amit Bandyopadhyay

Idle Time and Gelation Behavior in Gelcasting Process of PSZ in Acrylamide System 105
Nasim Sahraei Khanghah and Mohammad-Ali Faghihi-Sani

Characterization of the Mesoporous Amorphous Silica in the Fresh Water Sponge Cauxi 115
Ralf Keding, Martin Jensen, and Yuanzheng Yue

Novel Chemistry-Modification Approach for Synthesis of SiAION from Fly Ash 131
J. P. Kelly, J. R. Varner, W. M. Carty, and V. R. Amarakoon

Patterning of Closed Pores Utilizing the Superplastically Foaming Method 143
A. Kishimoto, Y. Nishino, and H. Hayashi

The Research of Materials Life Cycle Assessment 153
ZuoRen Nie, Feng Gao, XianZheng Gong, ZhiHong Wang, and TieYong Zuo

Modeling Dual and MgO Saturated EAF Slag Chemistry 167
Kyei-Sing Kwong, James Bennett, Rick Krabbe, Art Petty, and Hugh Thomas


Aqueous Processing of TiC Preforms for Advanced Cermet Preparation 181
R. Bradley Collier and Kevin P. Plucknet

The Effect of Precipitator Types on the Synthesis of La2Zr207 Powders by Chemical Coprecipitation Method 189
Jing Wang, Shuxin Bai, Hong Zhang, and Changrui Zhang

The Study of Prepration of Blue V-Zircon Pigment by Using Zircon and Sulphuric Acid 197
M. Riahi and M.A. Faghihi Sani

Preparation of Blue-Ceramic Pigments by Reaction Bonding 207
Enrique Rocha-Rangel, Imelda Villanueva-Baltazar, Lucia Téllez-Jurado, and Elizabeth Refugio-García

Colloidal Characterization and Aqueous Gel Casting of Barium Titanate Ceramics 215
Cameron D. Munro and Kevin P. Plucknett

Dispersion and Fluidity of Aqueous Aluminium Titanate Slurry by Addition of Titanate Aqueous Solution 227
Seizo Obata, Yoshiyuki Iwata, Hisanori Yokoyama, Osamu Sakurada, Minoru Hashiba, and Yasutaka Takahashi

Author Index 235