Chapter 1. Some Considerations for the Evolution of Advanced Ceramics: James I. Mueller Memorial Lecture

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. James W. McCauley

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310496.ch1

Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

McCauley, J. W. (1988) Some Considerations for the Evolution of Advanced Ceramics: James I. Mueller Memorial Lecture, in Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 7/8 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310496.ch1

Author Information

  1. U.S. Army Materials Technology Laboratory Watertown, MA 02171

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1988

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374801

Online ISBN: 9780470310496

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Keywords:

  • sanguine;
  • injection molding (LPIM);
  • macro-homogeneity;
  • aqueous;
  • material

Summary

The successful and widespread commercialization of advanced ceramics involves, among other factors, reducing the cost of starting powders and final product manufacturing, improving their reproducibility and reliability, and minimizing their susceptibility to catastrophic failure. Possible solutions to these impediments include novel methods of powder production and ceramic processing, effective characterization/testing before, during, and after production, and new concepts in designing tough ceramic matrix composites. (Figs. 1 and 2.)