June 12th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have demonstrated that flash sintered yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) acquires metal-like plasticity at room temperature. This discovery could prove to be useful in using YSZ as a thermal barrier coating for aircraft engine blades.
May 8th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have hit a new low—while their previous work with environmentally controlled pressure assisted sintering achieved grain sizes as small as 28 nm, they now report grain sizes of just 3.6 nm.
December 8th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Researchers at San Diego State University have developed a flash spark plasma sintering technique that can densify all kinds of materials, regardless of their electrical conductivity, in a matter of just seconds.
September 19th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have developed a method called water-assisted flash sintering that can densify powders to 98% of theoretical density in just 30 seconds. Their method takes place at room temperature and requires no external heating.
September 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Researchers at Jožef Stefan Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia), the National Institute of Chemistry (Ljubljana, Slovenia), and Stockholm University (Stockholm, Sweden) have developed a new method to rapidly and evenly densify nanoceramics, offering incredible potential to save a lot of time and energy in sintering processes.
June 14th, 2017 | by April Gocha
By reducing typical sintering temperatures from >1000ºC to <300ºC, cold sintering offers the potential to both increase energy efficiency and drastically reduce manufacturing costs—a win–win for manufacturers and consumers alike.
February 10th, 2017 | by April Gocha
A collaboration of researchers from Purdue University and beyond is using a $3 million grant to take an up close look at flash sintering in a massive effort to broaden applications of the technique.
January 31st, 2017 | by April Gocha
A team of researchers at Texas A&M University has developed a current-activated pressure-assisted infiltration method that can quickly and efficiently combine ceramics and metals into stable, high-performance cermet composites.
January 4th, 2017 | by April Gocha
How to tell when a nanoparticle is out of shape, highly stretchable conductive material can be electrically activated and can heal itself, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 4, 2017.
January 3rd, 2017 | by Eileen De Guire
Acres has a lot of exciting meetings in the works. Keep your eye on Ceramic Tech Today, the website, and the ACerS Bulletin for all the latest details.