In situ Investigation of Titanium Powder Microwave Sintering by Synchrotron Radiation Computed Tomography
AbstractIn this study, synchrotron radiation computed tomography was applied to investigate the mechanisms of titanium powder microwave sintering in situ. On the basis of reconstructed images, we observed that the sintering described in this study differs from conventional sintering in terms of particle smoothing, rounding, and short-term growth. Contacted particles were also isolated. The kinetic curves of sintering neck growth and particle surface area were obtained and compared with those of other microwave-sintered metals to examine the interaction mechanisms between mass and microwave fields. Results show that sintering neck growth accelerated from the intermediate period; however, this finding is inconsistent with that of aluminum powder microwave sintering described in previous work. The free surface areas of the particles were also quantitatively analyzed. In addition to the eddy current loss in metal particles, other heating mechanisms, including dielectric loss, interfacial polarization effect, and local plasma-activated sintering, contributed to sintering neck growth. Thermal and non-thermal effects possibly accelerated the sintering neck growth of titanium. This study provides a useful reference of further research on interaction mechanisms between mass and microwave fields during microwave sintering. View Full-Text
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Xiao, Y.; Xu, F.; Hu, X.; Li, Y.; Liu, W.; Dong, B. In situ Investigation of Titanium Powder Microwave Sintering by Synchrotron Radiation Computed Tomography. Metals 2016, 6, 9.
Xiao Y, Xu F, Hu X, Li Y, Liu W, Dong B. In situ Investigation of Titanium Powder Microwave Sintering by Synchrotron Radiation Computed Tomography. Metals. 2016; 6(1):9.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xiao, Yu; Xu, Feng; Hu, Xiaofang; Li, Yongcun; Liu, Wenchao; Dong, Bo. 2016. "In situ Investigation of Titanium Powder Microwave Sintering by Synchrotron Radiation Computed Tomography." Metals 6, no. 1: 9.