Interplay between Surface and Grain Boundary in Sintering


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Three-dimensional numerical simulation of sintering was performed to illustrate the interplay between surface and grain boundary in particle scale. The shrinkage during sintering can be described as a motion of the center of mass by the force acting between particles, that is, the sintering force. When a particle interacts with several neighbor particles, the sintering force on the particle is a vector sum of forces acting through grain boundaries with neighbors. A particle changes its own shape through interaction with neighbor particles, then, the coordination number affects particle motion.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 558-559)

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S.-J.L. Kang, M.Y. Huh, N.M. Hwang, H. Homma, K. Ushioda and Y. Ikuhara




F. Wakai "Interplay between Surface and Grain Boundary in Sintering", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 558-559, pp. 1029-1034, 2007

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October 2007





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