# Dept. of Ceramics Engineering (1905-1989)

In 1905, the Department of Ceramics was created, with a curriculum devoted to study and research in the technology of clay wares. It was renamed the Department of Ceramic Engineering in 1915 and was transferred to the College of Engineering. In February 1989, the Departments of Metallurgy and Mining Engineering and Ceramic Engineering were merged to form the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

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• (1961)

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• (1988)
This thesis is concerned with the crystal growth of lead titanate, and the determination of basic electrical, mechanical and optical properties. Of particular concern is the disruptive phase transformation at approximately ...

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The aim of this research was to investigate the unique behavior of thermotropic main chain liquid crystal polymers with regard to phase transitions and their response to surfaces and external fields. Three different aromatic ...

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The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the role of interfaces in the fracture toughness behavior of SiC whisker/$\rm Al\sb2O\sb3$ matrix composites. Composites of greater than 99.5% density were produced by hot ...

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• (1988)
The lanthanide sesquioxides were investigated as possible high temperature transformation toughening agents. Specifically, the monoclinic to cubic (B $\Rightarrow$ C) transformation in Gd$\sb2$O$\sb3$ and Tb$\sb2$O$\sb3$ ...

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