Joining remains an enabling technology in several key areas related to the use of ceramics. Development of ceramic materials for electronic, biomedical, power generation, and many other fields continues at a rapid pace. Joining of ceramics is a critical issue in the integration of ceramic components in engineering design. This book includes reviews on the state-of-the-art in ceramic joining, new joining materials and methods, and modeling joint behavior and properties. Proceedings of the symposium held at the 104th Annual Meeting of The American Ceramic Society, April 28-May1, 2002 in Missouri; Ceramic Transactions, Volume 138
This proceedings offers information for those interested in the fundamental aspects of ceramic surface and interfacial phenomenon such as wetting, adhesion, chemical reactivity, and structure-property relationships, and the influence of these factors on the nature of bonding/joining of ceramic materials.