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Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE)

MATSE 411 Processing of Ceramics (3) Principles of ceramic processing, including powder preparation and characterization, forming operations, and the basic phenomena underlying these operations.

MATSE 411 Processing of Ceramics (3)

This course covers the scientific and engineering principles of manufacturing of ceramic products. The course covers powder synthesis and characterization; surface and colloid chemistry; fabrication; and densification by sintering. There is an emphasis on the physical chemistry of particulate systems as relates to the various stages processing. The course is offered every fall semester and is required for BS graduates of the Ceramic Science and Engineering option in Materials Science and Engineering.

The course objectives are for the student to (1) become knowledgeable of all steps involved in ceramic manufacture from powder synthesis through final densification by sintering, (2) understand the rationale and compromises for selecting a given processing route, (3) understand and be able to apply the parametric relations for manufacture of a ceramic with a specified microstructure, and (4) understand the physical chemistry fundamentals responsible for the unique properties of fine powders.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: MATSE 400, MATSE 402

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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