Realization of Fine-Grain Ceramics

  • Alexis G. Pincus
Part of the Sagamore Army Materials Research Conference Proceedings book series (SAMC, volume 15)


Grain size is but one factor in the complex microstructures of ceramics. Ability to control or minimize unwanted phases has made feasible evaluation of the effect of grain size on physical properties, but interpretations must also account for other influences such as grain bonding and internal strains, surface condition, and extrinsic flaws. Recently, attention has been focused on processing as the key to grain refinement. The diverse approaches within particulate, melt, and vapor-processing will be highlighted in terms of potential for control over grain size.


Barium Titanate Ultrafine Particle Internal Strain Oxide Ceramic Alumina Ceramic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexis G. Pincus
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  1. 1.IIT Research InstituteChicagoUSA

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