Contains 46 selected papers presented at a workshop held in March
1996. The papers discuss mass and charge phenomena, such as grain
growth, grain-boundary movement, segregation, phase transition,
liquid-phase formation, and high-temperature corrosion. These
phenomena must be understood in order to manufacture reliable
ceramics since transport phenomena in solids is always associated
with the existence or formation of defects, and defect-derived
conduction determines the electrical, magnetic, mechanical, and
thermal properties of the final products.
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