The use of advanced engineering ceramic films and powders for structural and functional applications is expanding rapidly. Improved materials and innovative methods of fabrication are needed to enhance the engineering performance and reduce the production costs. This book highlights innovative/cost-effective material-processing methods, at a mature production stage and also in development. In addition, issues and strategies associated with scaling-up are emphasized.
Review of advances in processing methods - films and nanocrystalline powders, K.L. Choy; process principles and applications of novel and cost-effective ESAVD-based methods, K.L. Choy; application of pulsed injection MOCVD to the deposition of oxide single layers and superlattices, J.-P. Senateur et al; novel synthesis nanocrystalline diamond films, S. Mitura; CCVD - low-cost vapour deposition of thin films in the open atmosphere, A.T. Hunt; hypersonic plasma particle deposition of nanocrystalline coatings, S.L. Girshick et al; aerosol-based flame synthesis - a microreactor for silica nanoparticle, K. Wegner and S.E. Pratsinis; synthesis of nanopowders by the microwave plasma process - basic considerations and perspectives for scaling-up, D. Vollath and D.V. Szabo; deposition of electron beam evaporant in a low vacuum gas flow environment, J.F. Groves and H.N.G. Wadley.