TY - CHAP A1 - Cláudia T. Kniess A2 - João Cardoso de Lima A3 - Patrícia B. Prates ED1 - Volodymyr Shatokha Y1 - 2012-03-23 PY - 2012 T1 - The Quantification of Crystalline Phases in Materials: Applications of Rietveld Method N2 - This book is addressed to a large and multidisciplinary audience of researchers and students dealing with or interested in sintering. Though commonly known as a method for production of objects from fines or powders, sintering is a very complex physicochemical phenomenon. It is complex because it involves a number of phenomena exhibiting themselves in various heterogeneous material systems, in a wide temperature range, and in different physical states. It is multidisciplinary research area because understanding of sintering requires a broad knowledge - from solid state physics and fluid dynamics to thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical reactions. Finally, sintering is not only a phenomenon. As a material processing method, sintering embraces the wide group of technologies used to obtain such different products as for example iron ore agglomerate and luminescent powders. As a matter of fact, this publication is a rare opportunity to connect the researchers involved in different domains of sintering in a single book. BT - Sintering SP - Ch. 14 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/34400 DO - 10.5772/34400 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-10-22 ER -