Special Issue "Spark-Plasma Sintering and Related Field-Assisted Powder Consolidation Technologies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2019
Prof. Dr. Eugene A. Olevsky
Powder Technology Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-1323, USA
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Interests: spark plasma sintering; advanced ceramic and ceramic composite processing; functionally graded materials; thick and thin film technologies
Electromagnetic field-assisted sintering techniques have increasingly attracted attention of scientists and technologists. Spark-plasma sintering (SPS) and other field-assisted powder consolidation approaches provide remarkable capabilities to the processing of materials into configurations previously unattainable. Of particular significance is the possibility of using very fast heating rates, which, coupled with the field-assisted mass transport, stand behind the purported ability to achieve high densities during consolidation and to maintain the nanostructure of consolidated materials via these techniques. Potentially, SPS and related technologies have many significant advantages over the conventional powder processing methods, including the lower process temperature, the shorter holding time, dramatically improved properties of sintered products, low manufacturing costs, and environmental friendliness.
In this Special Issue, modern trends of field-assisted sintering, including the processing fundamentals and optimization of final product properties, are highlighted and discussed.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Eugene A. Olevsky
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Tentative title: Behavior of intermetallic compounds of Al-Ti composites manufactured by spark plasma sintering
Authors: Kwangjae Park1, Dasom Kim1, Kyungju Kim1,2, Seungchan Cho3, Hansang Kwon1,2*
Affiliations: 1 Pukyong National University (Republic of Korea)
2 Next Generation Materials Co., Ltd. (Republic of Korea)
3 Korea Institute of Materials Science (Republic of Korea)