Chapter 59. Intelligent Processing of Ceramic Powders and Slurries

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. S. G. Malghan,
  2. V. A. Hackley and
  3. P. S. Wang

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314500.ch59

Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 4

Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 4

How to Cite

Malghan, S. G., Hackley, V. A. and Wang, P. S. (1994) Intelligent Processing of Ceramic Powders and Slurries, in Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314500.ch59

Author Information

  1. Ceramics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375327

Online ISBN: 9780470314500

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Keywords:

  • slurries;
  • consortium;
  • aqueous slurry;
  • spraydrying;
  • particle

Summary

Most structural ceramics are manufactured using powders as starting materials. Since intelligent processing of powders and slurries is one of the vehicles to achieve improved manufacturing of ceramics, a consortium has been initiated at NIST to develop some of the necessary tools. The primary goal of this consortium is to develop improved surface chemical understanding of aqueous slurry processing with a focus on electroacoustics and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques. Recent developments in electroacoustics have made it possible to carry out interface chemistry and agglomerate size distribution measurements in dense suspensions, thus making this technique uniquely suitable for online measurements. Underlying reasons for selecting these techniques and status of technical developments in their application are presented.