Special Issue "Materials Sintering"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Manufacturing Processes and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Ana Senos
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Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: sintering; grain boundary; microstructure design and related properties

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

From the first quantitative relations in the 1940s up to the present, sintering science and technology applied to the thermal consolidation of powdered materials have shown considerable development. This has been driven by the understanding and control of the microstructure evolution, assisted by attempts on modeling the complexity of systems undergoing sintering. From micrometeric to nanometeric powder particles, 3D to 2D parts, conventional to alternative sintering techniques assisted by pressure and electrical fields, laser sintering, and cold sintering, among others, there is a continuous progress with new insights to get a more predictable, controlled, and sustainable process.

Dissemination of knowledge with sharing of new and breakthrough ideas has a key role in the progress of sintering, and this Special Issue aims at joining innovative and fostering contributions on the sintering of materials of diverse nature (metals, ceramics, composites), experimental studies with modeling contributions being largely welcome, as well as new sintering techniques and the relation of microstructure features and properties.

I look forward to receiving your contribution.

Prof. Dr. Ana Senos
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • sintering
  • microstructure
  • modeling
  • alternative sintering techniques
  • progresses in materials sintering

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Open AccessArticle
In Situ Formation of TiB2 in Fe-B System with Titanium Addition and Its Influence on Phase Composition, Sintering Process and Mechanical Properties
Materials 2019, 12(24), 4188; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12244188 - 13 Dec 2019
Abstract
Interaction of iron and boron at elevated temperatures results in the formation of an E (Fe + Fe2B) eutectic phase that plays a great role in enhancing mass transport phenomena during thermal annealing and therefore in the densification of sintered compacts. [...] Read more.
Interaction of iron and boron at elevated temperatures results in the formation of an E (Fe + Fe2B) eutectic phase that plays a great role in enhancing mass transport phenomena during thermal annealing and therefore in the densification of sintered compacts. When cooled down, this phase solidifies as interconnected hard and brittle material consisting of a continuous network of Fe2B borides formed at the grain boundaries. To increase ductile behaviour, a change in precipitates’ stoichiometry was investigated by partially replacing iron borides by titanium borides. The powder of elemental titanium was introduced to blend of iron and boron powders in order to induce TiB2 in situ formation. Titanium addition influence on microstructure, phase composition, density and mechanical properties was investigated. The observations were supported with thermodynamic calculations. The change in phase composition was analysed by means of dilatometry and X-ray diffraction (XRD) coupled with thermodynamic calculations. Full article
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