September 19th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
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, PhD
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, PhD
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, PhD
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, PhD
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, PhD
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.
December 6th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
By further understanding the dependence between densification and grain growth, a University of California Davis team of researchers has devised a new process to fabricate fully dense ceramic parts with virtually no grain growth.
October 14th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a technique using mass-producible methods to fabricate thin films of LLZO ceramic, which could help improve the safety of lithium-ion batteries.
October 11th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at San Diego State University now report that they have developed an ultra-rapid method of flash spark plasma sintering, called flash hot pressing, that can really quickly densify even hard-to-deform materials such as silicon carbide.