About The Author

Ricardo H. R. Castro is a professor at the University of California-Davis in the Department of Material Science and Engineering. In his lab, he performs research on thermochemistry of nanocrystalline ceramic materials, ceramic processing, and application-oriented research on nanocomposites.

The Driving Forces Of Grain Growth And Densification During Sintering Evolution

Manufactured ceramics are one of the first technological achievements of humankind, and after thousands of years, although their spectrum of applications extends far beyond pottery ware, processing control is still a major challenge, in particular, if the goal is to achieve pore-free materials, a necessary condition for optical applications (such as lasers and armored windows,