Special Issue "Processing Glass and Ceramics by Electric or Electromagnetic Fields"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Vincenzo M. Sglavo
Guest Editor
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, via Sommarive, 9 - I-38123 Trento, Italy
Interests: glass science and technology; ceramics processing and engineering; mechanical properties of materials; recovery and re-use of inorganic residues and materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

An emerging field of research in materials science and engineering concerns the interaction between the electrical, chemical, and mechanical behavior of solids at various temperatures, which is opening up new opportunities for energy-efficient, eco-sustainable, and low-cost process technologies. Among these, the sintering of inorganic materials under electric fields or currents and the mechanical reinforcement of glass by ion exchange processes activated by electric or microwave fields represent interesting examples. 

The research is still limited to the phenomenology of the processes, while knowledge regarding the physical–chemical mechanisms underlying the observed phenomena is even more limited. 

This Special Issue of Materials titled “Processing Glass and Ceramics by Electric or Electromagnetic Fields” aims to collect recent advances on the manipulation, production, and modification of glasses and ceramics under the effect of electric and electromagnetic fields, both from a phenomenological point of view and with respect to possible physical/chemical mechanisms with an eye to possible industrial implementations.

Prof. Vincenzo M. Sglavo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • glass
  • ceramics
  • electric field
  • electromagnetic field
  • flash sintering
  • flash synthesis
  • spark plasma sintering

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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