On the Structural and Chemical Homogeneity of Spark Plasma Sintered Tungsten
AbstractTungsten-based materials are the prime candidate plasma-facing materials for future fusion reactors, such as DEMO. Spark plasma sintering is a prospective fabrication technology with several advantageous features. The concurrent application of electric current, temperature and pressure enhances the sintering process, allowing for lower temperatures and shorter sintering times than traditional powder metallurgy processes. This in turn helps to avoid excessive grain growth and phase segregation in W-alloys. This study is focused on several factors that may influence the homogeneity of the sintered compacts—namely the diffusion of carbon from the graphite die, purity of the powder and sintering conditions. The following characteristics of spark plasma-sintered tungsten compacts were studied: composition (especially carbon and oxygen content), porosity, mechanical properties (hardness and fracture strength), and thermal diffusivity. The effects of the abovementioned processing factors were quantified, and local variations of selected properties were assessed. View Full-Text
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Matějíček, J.; Vilémová, M.; Veverka, J.; Kubásek, J.; Lukáč, F.; Novák, P.; Preisler, D.; Stráský, J.; Weiss, Z. On the Structural and Chemical Homogeneity of Spark Plasma Sintered Tungsten. Metals 2019, 9, 879.
Matějíček J, Vilémová M, Veverka J, Kubásek J, Lukáč F, Novák P, Preisler D, Stráský J, Weiss Z. On the Structural and Chemical Homogeneity of Spark Plasma Sintered Tungsten. Metals. 2019; 9(8):879.Chicago/Turabian Style
Matějíček, Jiří; Vilémová, Monika; Veverka, Jakub; Kubásek, Jiří; Lukáč, František; Novák, Pavel; Preisler, Dalibor; Stráský, Josef; Weiss, Zdeněk. 2019. "On the Structural and Chemical Homogeneity of Spark Plasma Sintered Tungsten." Metals 9, no. 8: 879.
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