One flash spark plasma sintering to rule them all
Researchers at San Diego State University (San Diego, Calif.) 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.
The research builds off the scientists’ previously developed sintering technique, which we reported about on CTT about a year ago. That flash spark plasma sintering technique, or flash hot pressing, could consolidate silicone carbide powder up to full density in just seconds withth the help of a specially designed tooling die. The San Diego State team’s new work is the next step forward for the technique.