Summer Semester

Keramische Nanotechnologie I: Grundlagen

(Ceramic Nanotechnology I: Fundamentals)
V 2 SWS  04-M09-MW-003


Knowledge and understanding of the processing, properties and characterization techniques of advanced ceramics fabricated from nano and micro particles.


  1. Introduction – Applications – Challenges
  2. Fundamentals of Colloid and Interface Science
  3. Colloidal Dispersions
  4. Porosity and Capillarity
  5. Particle Interactions in Colloidal Systems
  6. Characterization of Nano- and Microparticles
  7. Rheology of Suspensions I
  8. Rheology of Suspensions II
  9. Sol – Gel Technology
  10. Polymer-derived Ceramics
  11. Ceramic Powders and Sintering
  12. Colloidal processing of structured ceramics
  13. Student presentations: Examples of novel ceramics produced via colloidal processing based on current papers
  14. Summary

  15. Attentio

    Recommended Readings

    • Jürgen G. Heinrich, Introduction to the Principles of Ceramic Forming
    • Reed J.S., Principles of Ceramic Processing, Wiley and Sons, New York ISBN: 0-471-59721-X
    • Hunter R. J., Introduction to Modern Colloid Science, Oxford Science, Oxford ISBN 0-19-855386-2
    • Lagaly, Schulz, Zimehl, Dispersionen und Emulsionen, Steinkopff Verlag ISBN 3-7985-1087-3
    • Brinker C.J., Scherer G.W., Sol-Gel Science – The Physics and Chemistry of Sol-Gel Processing, Academic press, Inc. San Diego ISBN 0-12-134970-5
    • Ring T.A., Fundamentals of Ceramic Powder Processing and Synthesis, Academic Press, San Diego (1996) ISBN: 0-12-588930-5
    • Kollenberg W., Technische Keramik, Vulkan-Verlag Essen (2004) ISBN 3-8027-2927-7