The properties of the ceramic (the inorganic) materials are strongly affected by the fabrication procedure (processing) compared with that of other materials (the organic materials and the metals). This course provides the basic knowledge of the ceramic processing. The typical fabrication methods are explained in the first two lectures, and in the the rest lectures, the ceramic powder sintering which is most important fabrication method will be explained from the ceramic powder synthesis to the sintering process.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Have the brief understanding of the series of the elemental process those constructs the production of sintered ceramics.
2) Have the deep understandings of the contents of the lectures those give the basic knowledge to the elemental process.
3) Design the process of making objective sintered ceramics by the students.
Ceramic Processing, Ceramic powder synthesis, Dispersion of powder, Forming of powder, Sintering
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Unit process of the ceramic processing through the sintering will be taught in 2 or 3 lectures. Exercise problems will be given.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction, Processing and properties of ceramics (1) : typical ceramic processing methods||Student understand the course contents. Students have to explain the ceramic fabrication methods other than the sintering method.|
|Class 2||Ceramic powder synthesis (1) : overview, synthesis by solid state reaction, pulverization||Students have to explain the overview of powder synthesis and the synthesis by solid state reaction.|
|Class 3||Ceramic powder synthesis (2) : synthesis through liquid phase reaction||Students have to explain the ceramic fabrication process by liquid phase reaction.|
|Class 4||Ceramic powder synthesis (3) : synthesis through gas phase reaction||Students have to explain the ceramic fabrication process by gas phase reaction.|
|Class 5||Characterization of ceramic powder through physical chemistry (1) : factors for powder characterization||Students have to explain the factors for the powder characterization.|
|Class 6||Characterization of ceramic powder through physical chemistry (2) : methods for powder characterizations||Students have to explain the methods for powder characterizations.|
|Class 7||Characterization of ceramic powder through physical chemistry (3) : gas adsorption and specific surface-area measurement||Students have to explain the fundamentals of measurement of specific surface area.|
|Class 8||Surface chemistry and rheology (1) : Surface structure, surface energy and wettability of powder||Students have to explain the factors for the powder dispersion in liquid.|
|Class 9||Surface chemistry and rheology (2) : Surface charge and dispersion of powder in powder||Students have to explain the fundamentals of the surface charge and powder dispersion in liquid.|
|Class 10||Forming of ceramic powder (1) : brief overview of powder forming, formation process and characterization of green body||Students have to explain the overview of powder forming process and characterization of green body.|
|Class 11||Forming of ceramic powder (2) : dry pressing method and slip casting||Students have to explain the dry pressing method and slip casting.|
|Class 12||Forming of ceramic powder (3) : tape casting and injection molding||Students have to explain the tape casting and injection molding.|
|Class 13||Sintering of ceramic powder (1) : definition of sintering, driving force of sintering and diffusion paths of sintering||Students have to explain the sintering phenomena.|
|Class 14||Sintering of ceramic powder (2) : sintering processes and their control||Students have to understand the densification process and explain how to control the sintering.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Mizutani et.al. Ceramic Processing. Gihoudo-shuppan (1985)
Ceramic Soc. Japan ed. Handbook of Ceramics Technology. Gihoudo-shuppan
G. Y. Onoda, et al. Ceramic Processing before Firing. A Wiley-Interscience (1978)
R. J. Pugh et al. Surface and Colloid Chemistry in Advanced Ceramics Processing. Dekkar (1994)
W.D.Kingery et al. Introduction to Ceramics, second ed.. John Wiley & Sons (1976)
Students’ course scores are based on final exams, exercise problems, reports.
No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related fields (Thermodynamics, Surface and interface chemistry, Kinetics in defects) is desirable.
Prof. Akira Nakajima:nakajima.a.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp
Prof. Toshihiro Isobe: isobe.t.ad[at]m.titech.ac.jp
Contact by e-mail or phone in advance to schedule an appointment.