Equilibrium and Reactions between Ceramic Phases

Code: CEM 125

Credits: 05

Elective subject


  • Equilibrium phase diagrams: fundamentals, binary diagrams, ternary diagrams, preparation and analysis of phase diagrams (condensate systems);
  • Equilibrium phase diagrams: crystallization and case studies in the development, formulation and industrial applications;
  • Phase transformations: spinodal decomposition, isotherms, immiscibility, glass formation;
  • Solid-state reactions. Thermal decomposition.


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  2. Physical Ceramics – Principles for ceramic Science and Engineering – Y. M. Chiang, D. Birnie III, W.D. Kingery - Ed. John Wiley & Sons – USA, 1997.
  3. The Chemistry and Physics of Clays and Allied Ceramic Materials – R.W. Grimshaw - Fourth Edition, Ernest Benn Limited, London, 1971.
  4. An Introduction to Phase Equilibria in Ceramics – C. Bergeron and S. H. Risbud – The American Ceramic Society, USA, 1984.
  5. Diagramas de Fases – Teoria e Aplicação em Cerâmica – A. M. Segadães - Editora Edgard Blucher, USP, São Paulo, 1987.