Fabrication of Graded Porous Structure with Pore Size Distribution by SPS Process
Feasibility of producing porous gradient structure by spark plasma sintering (SPS) process was examined. Adequate combination of porosity gradient and pore size distribution could be obtained by appropriately controlling the SPS parameter such as sintering temperature, sintering time, applied pressure, and stopper length. For the longitudinal porous gradient structure, pure W sample was prepared by specially shaped graphite mold. Stainless steel powder was employed for the radially layered porous structure with different pore size. The graded porous structure could be applied for the fabrication of W-Cu FGM by Cu-infiltration and high temperature filter with high filtration efficiency.
Duk Yong Yoon, Suk-Joong L. Kang, Kwang Yong Eun and Yong-Seog Kim
M. J. Suk et al., "Fabrication of Graded Porous Structure with Pore Size Distribution by SPS Process ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 534-536, pp. 965-968, 2007