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Overview of Conventional Sintering

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Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT., volume 35)

Abstract

This introductory chapter addresses an overview of the main processes taking place during the so-called Sintering phenomenon. The driving forces and mechanisms for the competitive processes, coalescence and grain growth, are also briefly discussed. The goal is not to provide and exhaustive review of the field, but to give the reader a concise perspective of the commonly accepted concepts of sintering, pathing the way for the next chapters of this book to address the specifics of nanosintering and field assisted processes.

Keywords

Dihedral Angle Driving Force Interface Energy Boundary Energy Curvature Potential 
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Acknowledgments

This chapter was written with support from the National Science Foundation under grant DMR 1055504.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Peter A. Rock Thermochemistry Laboratory and Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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