By P. Abelard, J. F. Baumard (auth.), S. Meriani, C. Palmonari (eds.)
This assembly, ZIRCONIA 'SS - Advances in Zirconia technology and know-how, was once held in the framework of the 7tb SIMCER - overseas Symposium on Ceramics (Bologna, December 14-17, 1988) prepared through the Italian Ceramic middle of Bologna, with the sponsorship of ENEA and Agip and the endorsement of the yankee Ceramic Society, and lower than the auspices of the ecu Ceramic Society. within the yr 1988, the college of Bologna celebrated its 900th Anniversary. ZIRCONIA '88 used to be one of many social gathering occasions which introduced jointly teachers and researchers from allover the realm. lower than the chairmanship of Prof. C. Palmonari, Director of the Italian Ceramic heart of the college of Bologna, the Organizing Committee including J. Castaing (C.N.R.S. Meudon, France), S. Meriani (University of Trieste, Italy), V. Prodi (Un-iversity of Bologna, Italy) and J. Routbort (U.S. Dept. of strength, Washington, united states) performed a convention application of forty seven contributions offered to the 220 enrolled Zirconia contributors, out of the 775 enlisted in the major SIMCER framework. the purpose of ZIRCONIA '88 used to be to persist with the circulate of the well-known overseas meetings at the technology and know-how of zj rconia held in Cleveland, Ohio (1980), Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany (1983) and Tokyo, Japan (1986). SIMCER's objective was once to compile not just scientists and engineers at once concerned with "advanced" ceramics but additionally a bigger viewers attached to the within reach Italian Ceramic District of Sassuolo.