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Electric field yields triple sintering gain: improved ceramic properties, greater speed and lower temps

By / June 1, 2010

Two months ago, I wrote about how North Carolina State University’s Hans Conrad had apparently discovered that sintered ceramic materials could be deformed and shaped by applying an electric field. According to Conrad, the field interacts with the charges at the grain boundaries and make it easier for the crystals to slide against each other…

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Will DC electric fields transform ceramics shaping, manufacturing?

By / April 7, 2010

According to a paper just published in Philosophy Magazine, researchers at North Carolina State University, who have been playing around with how ceramic materials behave in the presence of DC electric fields, apparently think they may have discovered an approach that could “revolutionize” ceramics manufacturing. At a minimum, they say that using a modest electric…

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