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Flash-sintered ceramic material could protect metal blades in aircraft engines

By Faye Oney / June 12, 2018

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.

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One flash spark plasma sintering to rule them all: Technique can densify most materials in mere seconds

By April Gocha / December 8, 2017

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.

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Water assists flash sintering to densify ceramic to 98% theoretical density in just 30 seconds

By April Gocha / September 19, 2017

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.

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ECerS hosts summer school in conjunction with annual conference

By Faye Oney / April 13, 2017

The European Ceramic Society is hosting Summer School 2017 in Budapest on July 7-8, 2017, in conjunction with its annual conference July 9-13. Students interested in attending can apply for travel support from ACerS before May 5.

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Team to combine in situ microscopy and modeling for deep dive into flash sintering

By April Gocha / February 10, 2017

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.

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Flash spark plasma sintering: Harnessing thermal runaway to densify silicon carbide in seconds

By April Gocha / October 11, 2016

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.

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Making glass from food waste—and more great stories—in the August ACerS Bulletin, now online

By April Gocha / July 18, 2014

The August issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring stories about making glass from food waste, aluminum nitride powder synthesis, processing maps for flash sintering, the annual raw minerals report, and more—is now online.

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Ceram building first commercial-scale flash sintering kiln?

By Eileen De Guire / April 18, 2013

Credit: Marco Cologna & Rishi Raj, Univ. of Colorado. Words such as “novel” and “revolutionary” get thrown around fairly frequently in science and engineering circles, but the still-young technique of flash sintering, in theory, could deliver a broad revolution in the preparation of ceramic materials, and it appears it will soon be put to a…

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Sintering in a flash? Researchers show its possible to do it in seconds with nanograin YSZ, heat and dc electric field

By / October 13, 2010

Talk about tantalizing tidbits of technology! There is a new article available online that reports on research showing that green-density yttrium-stabilized zirconia can be sintered to full density in only a few seconds at 850°C, when subjected to a dc electrical field above a critical threshold. For a sense of what a radical difference this…

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