Spark Plasma Sintering of Ceramics: From Modeling to Practice

Michael Stuer, Paul Bowen, Zhe Zhao
2020 Ceramics  
Summarizing the work of nearly a decade of research on spark plasma sintering (SPS), a review is given on the specificities and key factors to be considered in SPS of ceramic materials, based on the authors' own research. Alumina is used primarily as a model material throughout the review. Intrinsic inhomogeneities linked to SPS and operational parameters, which depend on the generation of atomistic scale defects, are discussed in detail to explain regularly observed inhomogeneities reported in
more » ... neities reported in literature. Adopting an engineering approach to overcome these inherent issues, a successful processing path is laid out towards the mastering of SPS in a wide range of research and industrial settings.
doi:10.3390/ceramics3040039 fatcat:bppywzplmjbo5ilwuuwrqsv7em