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Written by the most cited author in his field, this fascinating book, laced with people, organizations, critical steps, and important formulations in a mixture of history, personalities, applications, and insights, is essential reading for anyone involved in the world of sintering.

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Introduction History of Sintering Infrastructure Developments Measurement Tools and Experimental Observations Early Qualitative Treatments Geometric Trajectories during Sintering Thermodynamics and Kinetics Microstructure Coarsening Liquid Phase Sintering Sintering With External Pressure Mixed Powders and Composites Rapid Heating Approaches Nanoscale Sintering Computer Models Sintering Practice The Future

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Professor German obtained his PhD from the University of California at Davis (1975), He is a Fellow of the American Society for Metals and Fellow of American Powder Metallurgy Institute. His awardsinclude the Tesla Medal, Nanyang Professorship, Japan Institute for Materials ResearchLectureship, Penn State Engineering Society Outstanding Research Award and PremiereResearch Award, Distinguished Research Award from the Japan Society for Powder Metallurgy,Kuczynski Prize, and Samsonov Prize. He is listed in several Who's Who and serves as an editoror key reader for more than 20 journals and held several director positions, including two termswith APMI, and served on the Fellows Awards Committee of two professional societies. He has supervised 100 theses, published over 960 articles, 25 patents, and 16 books, including Mathematical Relations in Particulate Materials Processing (2008), Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials Processing (2005), Liquid Phase Sintering (1985), Sintering Theory and Practice (1996), and Powder Injection Molding - Design and Applications (2003). He has edited 19 books and co-chaired more than 30 conferences. Professor German's research and teaching deal with the net-shape fabrication of engineering materials via sintering techniques as used in powder metallurgy, cemented carbides, and ceramics.


"This laced with people, organizations, critical steps, and important formulations in a mixture of history, personalities, and is also a teaching tool to show where there is success, where there are problems, and how to organize teams to leapfrog to new applications or plateaus of use.", July 15, 2014

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