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Light emission during electric field-assisted sintering of electroceramics

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Muccillo, R. [1] ; Muccillo, E. N. S. [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Mat Energy & Nucl Res Inst, Ctr Sci & Technol, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the European Ceramic Society; v. 35, n. 5, p. 1653-1656, MAY 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 11

Electric field-assisted sintering has been shown to occur in ion, electron conducting as well as in insulating polycrystalline ceramics. Considerable linear shrinkage with microstructure control at temperatures lower than the conventionally utilized has been attained mainly in oxide ion conducting zirconia-based solid electrolytes. Some mechanisms, based on localized Joule heating and enhancement of defects diffusion, have been set forth to explain the sudden volume reduction in those ceramics. The results here reported contribute to the understanding of what happens during electric field-assisted sintering, by evidencing the occurrence of light emission simultaneously to the quasi instantaneous specimen shrinkage. An experimental setup with an optical fiber inserted in a clilatometer furnace allowed for light emission detection simultaneously to the electric current pulse in zirconia-yttria and also in tin dioxide specimens upon electric field-assisted sintering. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07296-2 - CDMF - Center for the Development of Functional Materials
Grantee:Elson Longo da Silva
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC