High Pressure Processing of High Technology Ceramics

  • E. Dow Whitney
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 17)


More than six decades have passed since Bridgman and co-workers established the exciting field of high pressure science and technology. Since that time research in this area has been primarily dominated by physicists, geologists and more recently by chemists. Except for the synthesis of diamond in 1954, ceramists in general have not taken advantage of the role very high pressure can play as an important thermodynamic parameter in ceramic processing. In this paper the science and technology of very high pressure as a long overdue but emerging process in the development of high technology ceramics is discussed and examples given.


Boron Nitride Cohesive Energy Hard Material High Pressure Phase High Pressure Processing 
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  • E. Dow Whitney
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  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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