Sym 04  |  Chang-Jun Bae Novel, Green, and Strategic Processing and Manufacturing Technologies
Sym 05  |  Ralf Riedel Polymer Derived Ceramics and Composites
Sym 06  |  Paolo Colombo Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics and Associated Hybrid Printing Technologies
Sym 07  |  Makio Naito Advanced Powder Processing and Manufacturing Technologies
Sym 08  |  Eugene A. Olevsky Sintering and Related Phenomena, and Processing of Materials using SPS
Sym 09  |  Tobias Fey Porous Ceramics – Characterization, Developments and Applications
Sym 10  |  Sungwook Mhin Advanced Materials and Innovative Processing Ideas for Production Root Technologies
Sym 08 Sintering and Related Phenomena, and Processing of Materials using SPS
Organizer Eugene A. Olevsky San Diego State University, USA
Co-Organizer Chan Park
Fei Zuo
Ha-Neul Kim
Morita Koji
Seoul National University, Korea
Guangdong University of Technology, China
Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea
National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
The development of new sintering techniques has led to material consolidation at significantly lower temperatures and shorter times. Microstructure formation and corresponding structure-property relations of materials consolidated using sintering techniques need to be determined for the optimum performance of materials. Tailoring the materials’ sintering behavior, microstructure, grain boundary structure, local defect distribution, space charges, anisotropy of transport processes at interfaces, and texture enables new applications in various fields of structural and functional materials.

This symposium covers the fundamental understanding of sintering and grain growth in structural and functional materials as well as their application to current technological challenges. Special emphasis is on new sintering techniques that go beyond traditional thermal processing and the active mechanisms enabling these new techniques. Accordingly, this symposium welcomes talks on basic science topics and modelling/simulation approaches. We also encourage talks on challenges in practical applications of sintering science. A major goal of this symposium is to promote the transfer knowledge between sintering modelling, basic science, processing science and applications.

Potential Session Topics are

Current problems of sintering science
• Sintering problems in energy applications
• Sintering for additive manufacturing
• Cold sintering and hydrothermal processing
• Constrained sintering of multilayered materials
• Sintering of biomaterials

Field-assisted powder consolidation techniques

• Spark plasma sintering: science and application
• Flash sintering
• Microwave sintering
• Novel field-assisted sintering techniques
• Impact of electric fields on interfacial thermodynamics, segregation and transport
• Basic science of electric field effects on sintering and grain growth

Basic science of sintering: transport, thermodynamics and modelling

• Liquid phase sintering
• In situ measurements of sintering and grain growth
• Grain growth control approaches
• Modelling and simulation of sintering processes