327-0503-AAL  Ceramics I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersM. Niederberger, T. Graule, A. R. Studart
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.


AbstractIntroduction to ceramic processing
ObjectiveThe aim is the understanding of the basic principles of ceramic processing.
ContentBasic chemical processes for powder production.
Liquid-phase synthesis methods.
Sol-Gel processes.
Classical crystallization theory.
Gas phase reactions.
Basics of the collidal chemistry for suspension preparation and control.
Characterization techniques for powders and colloids.
Shaping techniques for bulk components and thin films.
Sintering processes and microstructural control.
Lecture notesSee:
http://www.multimat.mat.ethz.ch/education/lectures/ceramics.html
LiteratureBooks and references will be provided on the lecture notes.