Electrophoretic Deposition: Fundamentals and Applications III
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This volume is entirely focussed on electrophoretic deposition (EPD) as a processing technique for the fabrication of both traditional and novel materials.
The papers contained in this volume address the successful application of EPD to the synthesis of engineering materials and components, including: free-standing ceramic components, ceramic and composite coatings on metallic substrates, fibre-reinforced ceramic composites, nanostructured composites and films, microelectronic substrates, carbon nanotube and bioactive coatings, functional materials, piezoelectric devices and solid oxide fuel cells. The application of EPD to the manufacture of small-scale, near-net shape objects having accurate dimensions is also addressed in some papers; including EPD manufacturing of nanoparticle heterostructures and densely packed nanostructured functional films. A few papers also explore the intermediate-scale production of ceramics and ceramic coatings by EPD, and the integration of EPD into production and manufacturing technologies. EPD techniques which employ high dc electric fields, coupled electric and magnetic fields, and pulsed electric fields in order to produce casts of materials, and approaches to the deposition of carbon nanotube-based films, are also included.
This work confirms the impressive potential of EPD for materials processing, and will be essential reading to those aiming to expand its applications and to help to integrate EPD into established manufacturing routes.
Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: Papers from a spring 2005 conference focus solely on electrophoretic deposition (EPD) and its application as a processing technique for the fabrication of both traditional and new materials. Topics range from theoretical studies of the fundamental mechanisms of EPD, to novel technological developments of EPD for low-cost fabrication of a variety of materials. Most of the papers address the application of the EPD technique to the manufacturing of engineering materials and components, including free-standing ceramic components, ceramic coatings on metallic substrates, fiber-reinforced ceramic matrix composites, nanostructured composites and films, microelectronic substrates, bioactive coatings, functionally graded materials, piezoelectric devices, and solid oxide fuel cells. Papers are illustrated with b&w images. The book will serve as a source of information for anyone in industry or academia whose research interests lie at the boundary between materials science and electrochemistry. Boccacini is affiliated with the Department of Materials at Imperial College London, UK.