Models and Mechanisms.- 1. The Sintering of Monodisperse TiO2.- 2. A Cell Model for Microstructural Evolution during Sintering.- 3. Analysis of Initial Stage Sintering by Computer Simulation.- 4. Channel Network Decay in Sintering.- 5. The Applicability of Herring's Scaling Law to the Sintering of Powders.- 6. On the Mechanism of Pore Coarsening.- 7. The Influence of Green Density Upon Sintering.- 8. An Overview of Enhanced Sintering Treatments for Iron.- Effect of Atmosphere and Pressure.- 9. Vapor Transport and Sintering of Ceramics.- 10. Effects of Oxygen Pressure and Water Vapor on Sintering of ZnO.- 11. Microstructure Development of Fe2O3 in HCL VaPor.- 12. Microstructure Evolution in SnO2 and CdO in Reducing Atmospheres.- 13. Reactive Sintering of Diamond-Titanium System Under High Pressure.- Sintering of Catalysts.- 14. Application of X-Ray Diffraction Techniques to Study the Sintering of Catalysts.- 15. The Effect of Interactions Among Metal, Support and Atmosphere on the Behaviour of Supported Metal Catalysts.- 16. Sintering and Redispersion of Conventional Supported Metal Catalysts in Hydrogen and Oxygen Atmospheres.- Non-Isothermal Sintering and Chemical Reactions.- 17. Ultra-Rapid Sintering.- 18. Characterization and Initial Sintering of a Fine Alumina Powder.- 19. Sintering Behavior of Overcompacted Shock-Conditioned Alumina Powder.- 20. Sintering of LiF Fluxed SrTiO3.- 21. Influence of Bismuth Oxide Additions on Cadmium Oxide Sintering.- 22. Sintering of Combustion-Synthesized Titanium Carbide.- 23. Activated Sintering of Chromium and Manganese Powders with Nickel and Palladium Additions.- 24. Reactive Phase Calsintering of Dolomite.- 25. A Contribution to the Study of Consolidation of Precipitation Strengthened Materials.
The Sixth International Conference on Sintering and Related Phenomena took place at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana June 6-8, 1983. This conference was also the twentieth Conference on Ceramic Sciences organized yearly by a "confederation" of four institutions: North Carolina University at Raleigh, N.C., the University of California at Berkeley, CA, Alfred University at Alfred, NY and the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. The papers presented at the last Notre Dame conference collect ed in this volume, reflect the progress in our understanding of the process of sintering achieved in the past four years. It seems that the analysis of the two particle models is finally extended to the analysis of the models of compacts. In these investigations strong emphasis is put on pore-grain boundar ies interaction which appear to be central to this problem. It is to be hoped that in the near future an adequate model of the compact will be developed which may serve as a useful basis of powder tech nology. Also, the effects of atmosphere on the sintering of ceramics after a long period of neglect, seem to attract the attention of more workers in the field.
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