Colloidal Processing of Ceramics


  • Jennifer A. Lewis

    1. Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801
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      Member, American Ceramic Society.

  • V. A. Hackley—contributing editor


Colloidal processing of ceramics is reviewed with an emphasis on interparticle forces, suspension rheology, consolidation techniques, and drying behavior. Particular attention is given to the scientific concepts that underpin the fabrication of particulate-derived ceramic components. The complex interplay between suspension stability and its structural evolution during colloidal processing is highlighted.