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introductory course in solid state chemistry. Solid state diffusion in particular is a thermally activated process that plays a very important role in sintering processes and synthesis of HT and UHT materials, therefore its fundamentals should be refreshed, where necessary, to students.

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    B. Alcock., “Thermochemical processes: Principles and Models” Elsevier Science&Technology Books (Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann), 2001; particularly useful chapters 5 to 7

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    Glicksman, “Diffusion in solids” Wiley, New York, 2000

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    B. Alcock, Principles of Pyrometallurgy, Academic Press 1976, chap.5

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    D. Kingery, H.K. Bowman D.R. Uhlmann, “Introduction to ceramics”, Wiley & Sons, 1976, chap. 10.

For sintering: Suk-Joong L. Kang “Sintering: Densification, Grain Growth and Microstructure”, Butterworth-

Heinemann, 2005, 280 pages. G. Weidmann, P. Lewis, N. Reid (eds.), “Structural Materials”, Materials in Action Series, The Open University, Butterworths, 1990, London, pp. 195-206.

Consult also:

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    W. Searcy, Dario Beruto, “Theory and experiments for isothermal and nonisothermal sintering”, Science of Ceramics 14 (1988) 1-13. A review

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    A. Kaysser, W. Weise, “Powder metallurgy and sintered materials” in Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, Fifth Edition, Vol. A22, VCH, Weinheim, FRG, 1993, pp.105-142

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    S. Moya, C. Baudin, P. Miranzo, “Sintering” in: Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, Vol.12 p.700-712, Academic Press, 1987

For solid state diffusion see also: R.J. Borg and G.J. Dienes, “The physical chemistry of solids”,

Academic Press, 1992 For reminding students about the basics of defects in solids and defect thermodynamics, consult

A.R. West, “Basic solid state chemistry” second edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1999


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