Accession Number : ADA194833

Title :   Symposium on Better Ceramics Through Chemistry II Held in Palo Alto, California. on April 15-19, 1986. (Materials Research Society. Volume 73).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Apr 86-14 Apr 87,

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Brinker, C. J. ; Clark, D. E. ; Ulrich, D. R.

Report Date : 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 802

Abstract : The main objective of the symposium was to improve upon the current state of the art in ceramic materials by exploring synthetic chemical routes, e.g., solution processing and polymer pyrolysis as alternatives to conventional processing of natural minerals mixed from the earth. The symposium addressed the synthesis, structure, characterization, theory and applications of ceramic materials derived from molecular precursors. The technical content was organized to follow the evolution of the structure from its inception in solution through gelation, drying, heating and consolidation. Comparisons were made between the properties and structures of conventional and chemically derived ceramic materials. Keywords: Fractal, Organometallic precursors, Polymer pyrolysis, MO/MD calculations, Ceramic precursors, Powder synthesis, Films, Electronic packaging, Chemical synthesis.

Descriptors :   *CERAMIC MATERIALS, DRYING, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), GELATION, MINERALS, MOLECULES, ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS, PACKAGING, POLYMERS, POWDERS, PRECURSORS, PROCESSING, PYROLYSIS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), SYMPOSIA, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), CHEMICAL ENGINEERING.

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE