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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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Sintering technique processes ultrafine nanocrystalline spinel with grain sizes of less than 10 nm

By April Gocha / December 6, 2016

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.

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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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Spark plasma sintering welds graphene into 3-D structures to replace bone

By April Gocha / September 16, 2016

Researchers at Rice University (Houston, Texas) aren’t missing out on graphene’s skeletal potential—using spark plasma sintering of graphene flakes, the researchers fabricated 3-D porous solids from that they say will make an excellent bone replacement material.

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Awards, Materials Genome Initiative, flash spark plasma sintering, combination furnaces, and more—all inside September ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / August 19, 2016

The September issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring ACerS 2016 awardees, an update to the Materials Genome Initiative, designing unique combination furnaces, and a novel flash spark plasma sintering process—is now available online.

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Bringing the bounce: Unusual chemical structure gives new metallic glass material its elasticity

By Stephanie Liverani / May 5, 2016

Engineers at the University of Southern California, University of California, San Diego, and the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, Calif.) created a new metallic glass material with an unusual chemical structure that makes it incredibly hard and yet elastic.

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Previews of the latest articles in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society—special topical issue on sintering

By Eileen De Guire / June 11, 2012

— Image of PiezoMEMS actuated wing design, illustrating PZT stroke and pitch actuators and thin film wing structure (left). Image of suspended platform with individually controllable wings next to a US dime (right). From PZT-Based Piezoelectric MEMS Technology. Credit: JACerS; Wiley. New papers that have been accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Ceramic…

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Hafnium and zirconium diboride composites for leading edges of hypersonic vehicles

By Eileen De Guire / August 12, 2011

Artist’s rendition of DARPA’s Falcon HTV-2 hypersonic aircraft. Credit: DARPA.   It’s not often that the latest issue of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society to hit the newsstands ties in with current events, but the August issue does. Yesterday DARPA conducted its second test flight of a hypersonic vehicle and, unfortunately, lost communication…

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