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Spark Plasma Sintering Apparatus Used for High-temperature Compressive Creep Tests

Department of Materials Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O.B. 653, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel
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Materials 2020, 13(2), 396; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13020396
Received: 10 November 2019 / Revised: 1 January 2020 / Accepted: 13 January 2020 / Published: 15 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Thermal Analysis of Materials)
Creep is a time dependent, temperature-sensitive mechanical response of a material in the form of continuous deformation under constant load or stress. To study the creep properties of a given material, the load/stress and temperature must be controlled while measuring strain over time. The present study describes how a spark plasma sintering (SPS) apparatus can be used as a precise tool for measuring compressive creep of materials. Several examples for using the SPS apparatus for high-temperature compressive creep studies of metals and ceramics under a constant load are discussed. Experimental results are in a good agreement with data reported in literature, which verifies that the SPS apparatus can serve as a tool for measuring compressive creep strain of materials. View Full-Text
Keywords: spark plasma sintering apparatus; compressive creep test; stress exponent; electric current spark plasma sintering apparatus; compressive creep test; stress exponent; electric current
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Ratzker, B.; Kalabukhov, S.; Frage, N. Spark Plasma Sintering Apparatus Used for High-temperature Compressive Creep Tests. Materials 2020, 13, 396.

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