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Meeting Materials Science & Technology 2016
Symposium Sintering and Related Powder Processing Science & Technologies
Brady G. Butler, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Olivia A. Graeve, University of California, San Diego
Eugene Al Olevsky, San Diego State University
Anders Göran Eklund, Quintus Technologies, LLC.
Scope This symposium joins the communities interested in sintering and related phenomena, such as field assisted processes, nanosintering, grain growth, and interface effects, both modeling and experimental. It represents the continuation of the TMS Powder Materials Committee initiative to bring together the sintering symposia from past MS&T’s in a larger event welcoming both TMS and ACerS communities, fulfilling the goals of MS&T conferences of creating an interdisciplinary and fruitful research environment.

The symposium will cover areas of both ceramic and metals over grain growth control, nanopowder consolidation and processing, novel sintering technologies (such as Spark Plasma Sintering, Direct Current Sintering and Flash), nanosintering, in-situ measuring techniques, computer simulations (MD, Surface Evolver, Phase Field, etc), and Hot isostatic pressing (HIP).

A particular topic to be covered is the role of dopant segregation at interfaces on pore elimination, in particular addressing Complexions and related effects on kinetics and thermodynamics of sintering and grain growth. This is still a very active field in the community and this symposium will set a strong stage for discussions.

This year, a special session will be dedicated to HIP, focusing on consolidation of castings, metals and ceramics, as well as diffusion bonding of dissimilar materials like Ti/Stainless steel, Cu/Steel, etc., Applications range from Aerospace industry, Near-Net-Shape (NNS) parts for the oil&gas industry, Tool steels, Cermets, Metal Injection Moulding and Additive Manufacturing.

Potential session include:
Spark Plasma Sintering: Science and Application
Field-assisted powder consolidation techniques (flash sintering, electron-transport)
Grain boundary and interface energy effects on Sintering & Grain Growth
Constrained sintering of multilayered materials
Sintering of electronic and bio-materials
Selective laser sintering for additive manufacturing.
Nanosintering and Fast Firing
In-Situ Measurements of Sintering and Grain Growth
Grain Growth Control Approaches
Simulations of Interface Growth, Sintering Consolidation and Microstructure Evolution
Effects of Complexions in densification and grain growth
Hot Isostatic Pressing
Abstracts Due 03/31/2016
Proceedings Plan Undecided

A Finite Element Based Model to Validate Temperature Gradient Measurements in Electrical Insulator and Electrical Conductor Ceramics during Spark Plasma Sintering
Accelerated Sintering of Powder Metallurgy Ti-6Al-4V Alloy by Repeated Phase Transformation Induced by Thermal Cycling
Achieving Very High Strength in Powder Metallurgy Ti-6Al-4V Alloy through Accelerated Sintering at β-Transus and Hydrogenation-dehydrogenation Treatment
Challenges, Progress and Perspectives of Nanosintering
Coarsening, Densification, and Grain Growth during Sintering of Nano-sized Powders: A Perspective
Compacting Nanocrystalline Iron-alloy Powders by High Pressure Torsion and Spark Plasma Sintering
Control Oxide Sintering with and without Grain Growth
Correlation between Particle Size and Grain Size Distributions in Single/Multiphase Ceramics
Densification Behavior of MIM491 Superalloy Prepared by Master Alloy Route
Effect of Additives on the Kinetics of Formation of Cordierite via Solid State Reaction
Energy Coupled to Matter for Field-assisted Sintering of Materials
Enhancement of Diffusion Bonding of Silver Graphite to Copper by Severe Plastic Deformation
FEA of Hot Isostatic Pressing of Steel 316: A Comparative Study of Different Powder Compaction Constitutive Models
Flash Sintering
Flash Sintering of α-Al2O3, MgAl2O4 and 8 mol% Y2O3 Stabilized ZrO2 Composites
Flash Sintering: How Does the Flash Start and What Are the Densification Mechanisms and Field Effects?
Geometrical and Structural Activity in Sintering of Uniaxially Cold Compacted Metallic Powders
Grain Growth of Nano-grained Tungsten Powders during Sintering
High Strength Mg-alloys via Powder Metallurgy: Current Results and Future Opportunities
In-situ Neutron Scattering upon Sintering of Titanium Alloy Powder Compacts
Influence of TiC and/or ZrC Addition on Densification, Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of TZM Alloys Produced by SPS
Investigation the Effect of B4C Addition on Microstructure, Mechanical Properties and Oxidation Behavior of TZM Alloy Prepared by Spark Plasma Sintering
Low-cost Titanium Alloys with Wrought-like Microstructures and Exceptional Mechanical Properties Produced by Hydrogen Sintering and Phase Transformation (HSPT)
Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of ZrC Ceramics Enhanced by TiC Particles and Graphene
Microstructure Evolution and Consolidation Kinetics Prediction in Powder Materials during Field Assisted Sintering Technique
Microwave Assisted Consolidation of Titanium and Titanium Alloy Powder Compacts
Nanograined Bulk Silicon Steel as a Material for Electric Motor Stators
Observation of Enhanced Mechanical Properties in Nanostructured Boron Carbide
On the Effect of Electric Field during Spark Plasma Sintering: A “Faraday Cage” Approach
Phase Evolution, Microstructure and Properties of Porcelains Using Field Enhanced Sintering
Porous Materials by Spark Plasma Sintering Using Different Approaches
Reaction Spark Plasma Sintering of ZrB2-TiB2 Ultra High Temperature Ceramics and Their Solid Solutions
Sintering Force behind the Viscous Sintering of Two Particles
Sintering in Nanocrystalline Alloys Favoring Grain Boundary Segregation and Second Phase Precipitation
Sintering Properties of TiB2 Powders from Carbon Coated Precursors Method with TiCrFeCoNiAl High Entropy Alloy as Sintering Aid
Solid Solutions Formation of Tantalum Carbide-hafnium Carbide by Spark Plasma Sintering
Spark Plasma Sintering and Largescale Manufacturability of Nuclear Fuel Pellets
Spark Plasma Sintering of Tungsten Powder: Densification Mechanism and Mechanical Properties
Stability of Intergranular Films in MgO-doped Bayer Alumina
Structural and Functional Materials via Spark Plasma Sintering
Study on A Low Temperature Sintering Process for Manufacturing Bulk Ultrafine Grained Tungsten
Study the Effect of Oxygen on the SPS of B4C by Applying the CALPHAD Approach
The Relationship between the Grain Size and Ductility of Ultra-fine Grain Powder Metallurgy Tungsten Alloys.
The Usage of Heat Explosion to Synthesize Intermetallic Compounds and Alloys
Zirconium Carbide by Spark Plasma Sintering: Densification Kinetics, Grain Growth and Thermal Properties

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