Samsonov’s Model for Electronic Mechanism of Sintering and its Relevance
In the present review a generalized view of sintering mechanism on the basis of the electronic nature of the chemical species involved has been highlighted. The stable electronic configuration model proposed by G.V.Samsonov is one of the models. In spite of the fact that the model is qualitative, its far reaching impact in explaining liquid phase sintering and activated sintering of real systems can not be minimized. In a way the model holds a premium in its predictive nature , which is so crucial not only in sintering processing, but also in alloy design based on metallic or ceramic systems or composites constituted out of these.
G. S. Upadhyaya "Samsonov’s Model for Electronic Mechanism of Sintering and its Relevance", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 624, pp. 57-69, 2009