Sintering: From Empirical Observations to Scientific Principles, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124016774
  • ISBN-13: 9780124016774
  • DDC: 671.37
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 544 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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As sintering applications march toward a $30 billion global business, the models for sintering have progressed, but generally follow behind observation. Documentation of the steps needed to build to a quantitative and predictive theory are often missed. Sintering: From Empirical Observations to Scientific Principles partitions sintering applications and observations to show critical turning points required to establish modern sintering as a predictive science. This book, written by the most cited author in his field, is laced with people, organizations, critical steps, and important formulations in a mixture of history, personalities, and applications. Exploring how insights in seemingly unrelated fields sparked progress, it is also a teaching tool to show where there is success, where there are problems, and how to organize teams to leapfrog to new applications or plateaus of use. Randall German's Sintering: From Empirical Observations to Scientific Principles is a platform for directly addressing the critical control parameters in these new research and development efforts.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
1: Introduction.
2: History of Sintering.
3: Infrastructure Developments.
4: Measurement Tools and Experimental Observations.
5: Early Quantitative Treatments.
6: Geometric Trajectories during Sintering.
7: Thermodynamic and Kinetic Treatments.
8: Microstructure Coarsening.
9: Sintering With a Liquid Phase.
10: Sintering With External Pressure.
11: Mixed Powders and Composites.
12: Rapid Heating Approaches.
13: Nanoscale Sintering.
14: Computer Models.
15: Sintering Practice.
16: Future Prospects for Sintering.