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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

Shaping Technologies of Nanopowders*


Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, third-level study programme


prof. dr. Tomaž Kosmač


Students become acquainted with technologies for designing and shaping useful products made of the nanoparticles of various materials. Within this course, students establish contacts with the leading foreign and domestic researchers in this field, and acquire the individual skills required to implement their study and research programmes.


An overview of modern procedures of shaping, physical-chemical basics of procedures and technologies. procedures: conventional procedures, deformation processing, electrophoretic deposition, deep-coating, procedures for shaping without moulds or tools (rapid prototyping). Criteria for useful products shaping procedures and technologies.

Course literature:

Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. On Shaping, Eds. J. Leuten et. all, Gent 2002
J. S. Reed, »Introduction to the principles of ceramic processing«, Willey, 1988
Novejši pregledni in znanstveni članki v mednarodni znanstveni periodiki z visokim »Citation Indexom«.

Significant publications and references:

KOSMAČ, Tomaž, COURTNEY, T. H. Milling and mechanical alloying of inorganic nonmetallics. J. mater. res., 1992, vol. 7, str. 1519-1525

NOVAK, Saša, VIDOVIĆ, Krunoslav, SAJKO, M., KOSMAČ, Tomaž. Surface modification of alumina powder for LPIM. J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. [Print ed.], 1997, 17, str. 217-223

KOSMAČ, Tomaž, NOVAK, Saša, SAJKO, Marjan. Hydrolysis-assisted solidification (HAS): a new setting concept for ceramic net-shaping. J. Eur. Ceram. Soc.. [Print ed.], 1997, 17, str. 427-432

DAKSKOBLER, Aleš, KOSMAČ, Tomaž. Weakly flocculated aqueous alumina suspensions prepared by the addition of Mg (II) ions. J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 2000, vol. 83, str. 666-668

KRNEL, Kristoffer, KOSMAČ, Tomaž. Reactivity of aluminum nitride powder in dilute inorganic acids. J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 2000, vol. 83, str. 1375-1378


Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):
• seminar and oral exam

Students obligations:

• seminar and oral exam