Journal of Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials Processed by Spark Plasma Sintering


Publishing date
12 Jul 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
22 Feb 2013

Lead Editor

1Institute of Physics, University of Rostock, 18055 Rostock, Germany

2Materials Research Center, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India

3College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201620, China

4Departamento de Engenharia Mecatrônica e Sistemas Mecânicos, Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

5Centre Inter-universitaire de Recherche et d'Ingénierie des Matériaux, Toulouse, France


Nanomaterials Processed by Spark Plasma Sintering

Description

Spark plasma sintering (SPS), commonly also defined as field assisted sintering (FAST) or pulsed electric current sintering (PECS), is a novel pressure assisted pulsed electric current sintering process utilizing ON-OFF DC pulse energizing. Due to the repeated application of an ON-OFF DC pulse voltage and current between powder materials, the spark discharge point and the Joule heating point (local high temperature state) are transferred and dispersed to the overall specimen. The SPS process is based on the electrical spark discharge phenomenon, and is a high efficient, energy saving technique with a high heating rate and a short holding time. The problem of rapid grain growth of nanomaterials during sintering can be inhibited to some extent by using the SPS technique. The SPS can be used for diverse novel bulk material applications, but is particularly suitable for processing of nanomaterials.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles on nanomaterials including nanoceramics, nanometals, nanopolymers, and nanocomposties processed by the spark plasma sintering. We are interested in articles of nanopowders sintered by SPS and nanometer grain-sized (below 100 nm) dense or porous solids prepared by SPS. The fundamental investigations on the mechanisms of densification and grain growth during SPS, as well as the microstructures, mechanical and functional properties of the SPS processed nanomaterials are particularly interested. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent developments in SPS technology
  • Advances in nanomaterials (ceramics, metals, polymers, and composites) processed by SPS
  • Numerical simulation of SPS processing of nanomaterials
  • Mechanisms of densification and grain growth of nanomaterials during SPS
  • Microstructures evolution of nanomaterials during SPS
  • Mechanical properties of the SPS processed nanomaterials
  • Functional properties of the SPS processed nanomaterials
  • Applications of the SPS processed nanomaterials

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/jnm/nps/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 346952
  • - Editorial

Nanomaterials Processed by Spark Plasma Sintering

Faming Zhang | Bikramjit Basu | ... | Claude Estournès
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 210767
  • - Research Article

Fabrication and Thermoelectric Properties of Graphene/ Composite Materials

Beibei Liang | Zijun Song | ... | Wan Jiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 150297
  • - Research Article

Control of FeAl Composition Produced by SPS Reactive Sintering from Mechanically Activated Powder Mixture

S. Paris | E. Gaffet | F. Bernard
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 625218
  • - Research Article

Reactive Spark Plasma Sintering: Successes and Challenges of Nanomaterial Synthesis

Dina V. Dudina | Amiya K. Mukherjee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 674843
  • - Research Article

Dense Nanostructured Nickel Produced by SPS from Mechanically Activated Powders: Enhancement of Mechanical Properties

F. Naimi | L. Minier | ... | F. Bernard
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 504631
  • - Research Article

Formation Behavior of Continuous Graded Composition in Ti-ZrO2 Functionally Graded Materials Fabricated by Mixed-Powder Pouring Method

Murali Jayachandran | Hideaki Tsukamoto | ... | Yoshimi Watanabe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 561895
  • - Research Article

Spark Plasma Sintering and Densification Mechanisms of Antimony-Doped Tin Oxide Nanoceramics

Junyan Wu | Fei Chen | ... | Lianmeng Zhang
Journal of Nanomaterials
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