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ACerS short courses Saturday, Oct. 26 Sunday, Oct. 27 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fundamentals of Glass Science and Technology Instructor: Arun K. varshneya, Saxon Glass Technologies, Alfred University Description: The course covers basic glass science and technology in order to broaden or improve one’s foundation in the understanding of glass as a material of choice. Topics include glass science (commercial glass families, glassy state, nucleation and crystallization, phase separation, glass structure); glass technology; batch calculations; glassmelting and glass forming; glass properties and engineering principles; and elementary fracture analysis. At the end of the course, the attendee should • Know the various commercial oxide glass families, their nominal chemical composition, and their key properties that are important for applications; • Understand the physical relationship of glass to liquids and solids; • Have a general idea of key physical and chemical properties that lead to common applications; and • Know the basics of glassmelting and glass forming, including annealing of the more common commercial glass products. Thursday, Oct. 31 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Electroceramics Basics: Applications and Devices Instructor: R.K. Pandey, Texas State University Description: Electroceramics have become an integral part of modern microelectronics because of advancements made in the past decade and the advent of multifunctional oxides, multiferroics, spintronics, radhard electronics, bioelectronics, detectors and sensors, etc. The objective is to review the current state of knowledge in this field and emphasize practical applications and potentials for inventions as well as prospects for commercialization. Key topics include • Introduction to electroceramics suitable for microelectronic applications; • Introduction to the interacting forces that result in some unique phenomena found in electroceramics; • Processing and characterization of materials for low-cost R&D; • Physical basis for multifunctional materials and multiferroics, and their applications; • Nonlinear dielectrics magnetics and their applications; • Oxide-based hybrid structures for novel microelectronic devices; and • Detectors and sensors. Thursday, Oct. 31 Friday, Nov. 1 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sintering of Ceramics Instructor: Mohamed N. Rahaman, Missouri University of Science and Technology Description: The course reviews sintering basics: characterization of sintering (methods used to measure/monitor the progress of sintering); driving forces; diffusion and defect chemistry; solid-state and viscous sintering; microstructure development and control; liquid-phase sintering; special topics; effect of homogeneities on sintering; constrained sintering of composites, adherent thin films, and multilayers; solid-solution additives (dopants); reaction sintering; viscous sintering with crystallization; sintering practice; “how to do” sintering; effect of various materials and processing parameters on sintering; and case studies. The attendee will develop sufficient background in the principles and practice of sintering to be able to • Sinter to achieve specified target microstructures; • Understand the difficulties encountered in practical sintering; and • Take practical steps to rectify the problems encountered in producing required target microstructures. Hotel Information Reserve your room through reservation@tourisme-montreal.org at one of the official conference hotels. MS&T has arranged for discounted rates for attendees. Please note that MS&T has assumed a financial liability for any and all hotel rooms in blocks that are not reserved. We ask that you reserve your room at one of the hotels listed below in order to limit our financial liability and ensure the overall success of the meeting. Thank you for your cooperation. Hyatt Regency – ACerS Headquarters Hotel Le Westin Montreal – ASM Headquarters Hotel Intercontinental Montreal – TMS and AIST headquarters hotel Travelodge Montreal Centre Holiday Inn Select Montreal Reserve your room online at www.matscitech.org. American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 92, No. 6 | www.ceramics.org 47 (Credit: ACerS)


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