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S6: Synthesis and Processing of Materials Using Electric Fields/Currents: A Symposium Honoring Prof. Zuhair Munir



This symposium will honor Prof. Z.A. Munir for his outstanding contributions to the field of processing materials using electric currents and fields. Electric fields and currents have been demonstrated to be effective in processing materials with unique properties and/or increasing processing efficiency. Of particular note is the wide spread application of currents for the consolidation of powders (often referred to as Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS), Field Assisted Sintering Technique (FAST), Current Activated Pressure Assisted Densification (CAPAD) among others).
This symposium is in the spirit of previous symposia on SPS that were held in conjunction with past PACRIM meetings beginning in PACRIM 7, Hawaii. The success of these symposia provided evidence of the continued worldwide growth of research and development activities in this field. The symposium is aimed at providing a forum for scientists and engineers to present and discuss results of various observations on a wide variety of topics related to current assisted processing and synthesis of materials. Experimental and modeling papers covering both fundamental as well as application-oriented studies are solicited.


Proposed Symposium Topics

  • Fundamental investigations on current activated densification of materials
  • Modeling and simulation studies of current activated densification
  • Consolidation of nanocrystalline materials
  • Property evaluation of materials processed using electric currents
  • Field activated synthesis

Symposium Organizers
Javier E. Garay, University of California, USA
Manshi Ohyanagi, Ryukoku University, Japan
Eugene A. Olevsky, San Diego State University, USA


Points of Contact
Javier E. Garay, (951) 827-2449


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