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Special Issue "Athermal Field Effects in Spark Plasma Sintering and Flash Sintering "
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Prof. Dr. Salvatore Grasso Website 1 Website 2 E-Mail
Key Laboratory of Advanced Technologies of Materials, Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
Interests: ceramics; spark plasma sintering; flash sintering; materials processing using intense electric and magnetic fields
Electricity is a noble form of energy, which enables energy saving materials processing (sintering, joining, synthesis and forming). Since the discovery of Joule effect in 1843, researchers working on field-assisted techniques realized that by passing a current across a material it could led to “something special” not seen otherwise. That “something special” found little use for more than 150 years because of poor controls over the processing parameters. Nowadays, even if these issues have been surpassed, there is still a lot unknown about the interaction between matter and intense electric fields at high temperature (T > 0.4 Tm). The special issue invites submissions on aspects of material processing where the use of an electrical field plays a key role in the triangle properties-microstructure-processing. The focus is on athermal field effects where experiments and simulation are conceived to distinguish between field and temperature induced effects. Intrinsic fields effects include ionic and electro migration, waveform/frequency, polarity, electroluminescence/arcing, thermokinetics, electroplasticity/softening, anisotropic lattice distortion, Peltier effect, electrochemistry, in situ diagnostic (impedance spectroscopy, crystallography, etc.) and multiscale differential heating (from point defects to sample size).
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. Salvatore Grasso
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- Flash sintering
- Spark Plasma Sintering
- Electro -plasticity -softening-migration -luminescence
- metastability and defects