In this volume there is set forth the text of the Pro ceedings of the Third International Conference on Sintering and Related Phenomena, which conference was held at the University of Notre Dame on June 5-7, 1972. This conference was the seventh in the series of University Conferences on Ceramic Science organized yearly by a happy "confederation" of four institutions; North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina; the University of California, Berkeley, California; Alfred University, Alfred, New York; and the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana. The 1972 Conference at Notre Dame was devoted to prob lems of sintering and allied phenomena. Previous gatherings at Notre Dame took place in 1954 and 1965. The proceedings of the first Notre Dame Conference were not published by reason of the conviction that a free forum similar in spirit to the Gordon Conferences should prevail. However, discus sions of the second Conference were preserved for posterity in a rather substantial volume (894 pp) published by Gordon and Breach in 1967. As the spirit of free exchange of ideas was not diminished by threat of publication of the revela tions of the second Notre Dame Conference, we deemed it just that the 1972 Proceedings be made public. Thus the present volume is a report upon progress realized in our science during the past six years.
Table of ContentsPoint Defects and Transport Phenomena.- 1. Structure of Point Defects in Ionic Materials.- 2. Point Defects in Alkaline Earth Fluorides.- 3. Diffusion in Non-Stoichiometric Compounds.- 4. Ionic Conductivity of Rubidium Chloride.- 5. Interdiffusion Studies in Some Oxide Systems.- Grain Growth and Ostwald Ripening.- 6. Grain Growth during Sintering.- 7. Microstructure and Grain Growth in Ceramics in the Presence of a Liquid Phase.- 8. Study on the Size and Location of Pores during Grain Growth in Hydrogen Sintered Al2O3.- 9. Ostwald Ripening A Survey.- 10. The Effect of Size and Distribution of Second Phase Particles and Voids on Sintering.- 11. Electron Microscopy Observations on the Crystallization of Thin Films of Tantalum Oxide.- 12. The Morphology of Interfacial Gratings at the Al2O3-Ni Interface.- Sintering I (General).- 13. Progress in Sintering Theory.- 14. Initial Stages of Sintering of Copper and Nickel.- 15. Investigation of the Early Stages of Sintering by Transmission Electron Micrography.- 16. Computer Simulation Studies of Pore Behavior in Solids.- 17. Pore Shrinkage and Ostwald Ripening.- 18. Relationship Between Densification, Crystal Growth, and Mechanisms of Formation in Ceramics.- 19. Simultaneous Plastic Flow and Diffusion During Sintering.- 20. Activated Sintering of Alumina by Quenching Point Defects.- 21. Self-diffusion in Sintering of Nonspherical Metallic Particles.- Sintering II (Non-Isothermal).- 22. Non-Isothermal Initial Stage Sintering of Silver.- 23. Studies in Densification Dynamics.- 24. Sintering Kinetics of ?-Nb2O5 in Non-Isothermal Conditions.- 25. Sintering and Desintering of Thoria.- Sintering III (Fine Particles).- 26. Sintering of Submicronic Particles of Metallic Oxides.- 27. Sintering Behavior of Boehmite Gel.- 28. Sintering of Fine Ferric Oxide Particles.- Sintering IV (Application of Models to Actual Compacts).- 29. Sintering Theories and Industrial Practice.- 30. Problems in the Extension of Sintering Theories to Real Systems.- 31. Interpretation of Sintering Kinetics Data.- Hot Pressing.- 32. Mechanisms of Sintering During Hot Pressing and Recent Technological Advances.- 33. Reactive Hot-Pressing of Colloidal Boehmite.- 34. Final Stage Densification during Pressure Sintering of Pure and Lithium Doped Nickel Oxide.- 35. Analysis of the Pressure Sintering Kinetics of Ceramic Oxides.- Applications.- 36. Fibrous Ceramic Materials from Organic Precursors.- 37. Oxidation State Control of Volatile Species in Sintering.- 38. Investigation of the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Highly Porous Calcium Aluminates.