Analysis of Compressibility Origins in Monolithic Ceramic Suspensions Using X-Ray Imaging Techniques

  • S. P. Huss
  • J. N. Gray
  • C. H. Schilling


In the past two decades, significant advances have been made in the synthesis of new types of nonclay ceramic powders (e.g., oxides, borides, carbides, nitrides), which today have an unprecedented degree of control over particle size, shape, and chemistry [1]. A particular trend has been the increased production of smaller and smaller (typically submicron) powders in order to (i) reduce sintering temperatures, (ii) strengthen ceramics by decreasing the size of Griffith’s flaws, and (iii) allow the processing of composites with individual phases distributed at smaller and smaller scales of mixing.


Oxalic Acid Effective Stress Particle Packing American Ceramic Society Oedometer Test 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. P. Huss
    • 1
  • J. N. Gray
    • 1
  • C. H. Schilling
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Nondestructive EvaluationIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.Ames Laboratory and Department of Materials Science and EngineeringIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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