Date of Award

Fall 1980

Degree Type

Master's Essay

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Mechanical Engineering


Various theories for ceramic to metal bonding are discussed. Theories prior to the mid-1960's are categorized as either mechanical or chemical in nature with the main emphasis being a bibliography of articles on the topic which have been listed as appendices. Current theories are discussed as they relate to a Battelle Memorial Institute study conducted in the late 1950's. Major factors affecting the ceramic-metal interfacial region, as related to surface or firing changes, are reviewed from current research.

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