March 6-11, 2016 - Hotel dos Templários
Tomar, Portugal

Editors:   Rishi Raj (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA)
  Thomas Tsakalakos (Rutgers University, USA)

The articles for these proceedings are not peer-reviewed.

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Final Program, Kathy Chan (Abstract)

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Electric field–induced electronic conduction in bulk oxide ceramics, Anthony West (Abstract)

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Flash microwave sintering of oxide ceramics, Kirill Rybakov (Abstract and Presentation)

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Flash sintering of covalent non–oxide ceramics at low temperatures with low DC electric fields: An in situ EDXRD study by synchrotron probe, Thomas Tsakalajos (Abstract)

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Field–assisted and flash sintering of nanocrystalline yttria: Densification and microstructural evolution, Hidehiro Yoshida (Abstract)

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Highly transparent spinel windows by microwave sintering, Jasbinder Sanghera (Abstract)

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The influence of fields and dopants on grain boundary mobility, Wayne Kaplan and Amir Gabay (Abstract)

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Spark plasma sintering of a functionally graded material consisting of a high– alloyed CrMnNi–steel and varying Mg–PSZ content, Sabine Decker and Lutz Kruger (Abstract)

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Electrical conduction mechanism at high voltages and dielectric breakdown strength in bulk ceramic insulators, Gerold Schneider and Claudia Neusel (Abstract)

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Oxygen vacancy formation due to DC electric fields during flash sintering in BaTiO3, Takashida Yamamoto (Abstract)

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Effect of electric field/current on liquid phase sintering, Jesus Gonzalez-Julian and Olivier Guillon (Abstract)

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Influence of an electric field on grain growth and sintering in strontium titanate, Wolfgang Rheinheimer, Fabian Lemke, and Michael Hoffman (Abstract and Presentation)

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First stage in flash sintering of zirconia based ceramics, Marlu Cesar Steil, Emmanuelle Bichaud, Claude Carry, and Jean Marc Chaix (Abstract)

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Effect of (external) electric fields on heterogeneous solid state reactions – Special role of grain boundary diffusion, Carsten Korte (Abstract)

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Spark and plasma aided densification mechanisms during spark plasma sintering of ceramic powders, Rachman Chaim (Abstract)

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The modification of the temperature gradient in a large sample sintered by SPS, Mirva Eriksson (Abstract)

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Field and thermal factors in field–assisted consolidation of powder materials, Eugene Olevsky (Abstract)

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Direct microwave sintering of gamma–alumina powder: Effect of alpha seeding and magnesia doping, Carry Claude (Abstract)

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Role of defects in electric–field–assisted sintering, Stephen Hellberg (Abstract and Presentation)

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Flash sintering of complex oxides, Luis Perez-Maqueda (Abstract)

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Electric field–assisted flash sintering of fine–grained and high–permittivity CaCu3Ti4O12 electroceramics, Lilian Menezes (Abstract and Presentation)

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Flash sintering of ZnO, TiO2 and other oxides: The origin of onset flash and effects of atmosphere, doping and particle size, Jian Luo (Abstract)

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Estimating ionic conductivity during flash sintering of 8ysz, Daniel Marinha (Abstract)

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Flash sintering of glass containing alumina bodies, Mattia Biesuz (Abstract)

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The influence of doping on flash sintering condition in SrTi1–xFexO3–δ, Neta Shomrat (Abstract)

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Electric field effects on grain boundary formation and grain growth, Klaus van Benthem, Hasti Majidi, Jorgen Rufner, and Wei Qin (Abstract)

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Electrical field effects in spark plasma sintering of hyperstoichiometric UO2, Marco Cologna (Abstract)

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Low–temperature spark plasma sintering of transparent ceramics by using SiC molding set, Byung-Nam Kim (Abstract)

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Electric current as a driving force for interphase growth in spark plasma sintered dielectric composites, Catherine Elissalde (Abstract and Presentation)

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Discoloration of spark–plasma–sintered transparent MgAl2O4 spinel, Koji Morita (Abstract)

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Engineering of lightweight ceramic composites by spark plasma sintering, Oleg Vasylkiv (Abstract)

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Development of electric current activated/assisted sintering (ECAS/SPS), Salvatore Grasso (Abstract)

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Benefits of SPS sintering on microstructure and piezoelectric properties of KNN–based ceramics, Florian Jean (Abstract)

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Generating MgAl2O4 whiskers using carbothermic reactions and SPS/FAST, Anton Salomon (Abstract and Presentation)

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The mechanisms of field assisted sintering in metallic systems, Johannes Trapp (Abstract)

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Microscopic densification mechanisms of metallic systems by spark plasma sintering, Jean Philippe Monchoux (Abstract)

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Exploring length scale–property relationships in dense nanocrystalline materials, Javier Garay (Abstract)

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SPS for chemical preparations, Ihor Veremchuk (Abstract)

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Ceramics of potassium sodium niobate by field–assisted sintering techniques: Spark plasma sintering versus spark plasma texturing, Paula Maria Vilarinho (Abstract)

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Microstructure evolution in spark plasma sintered hafnium–tantalum carbides, Benjamin Boesl (Abstract)

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Consolidation behavior of bulk amorphous glasses and foils: The effect of current on devitrification kinetics, Olivia Graeve, James Kelly, and Boyao Zhang (Abstract)

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Processing high strength low oxide and metal impurity ZrB2 ceramics using boron carbide and spark plasma sintering, Erica Corral (Abstract)

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Hybrid heated FAST/SPS with additional voltage support, Jan Raethel (Abstract)

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A dynamic bifurcation criterion for thermal runaway during the flash sintering of ceramics, Joao Gustavo (Abstract)

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Hybrid heated FAST/SPS with additional voltage support, Jan Raethel (Abstract)

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Field effects during consolidation of metallic powders, Brandon McWilliams (Abstract and Presentation)

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Microwave and flash processing of functional materials: Are there (m)any similarities?, Bala Vaidhyanathan (Abstract)

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Flash sintering: New opportunities, Salvatore Grasso (Abstract)

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Ceramics sintering and shaping using the electrical field assisted sintering method, Amiya Mukherjee and Troy Holland (Abstract)

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Spark plasma sintering: Comparison between a fully coupled process numerical simulation and experimental data, David Martins (Abstract)

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Growing larger: Scaling up during spark plasma sintering of high– temperature ceramics, Oleg Vasylkiv (Abstract)

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Energy coupled to matter for field–assisted processing, Raymond Brennan, Robert Dowding, and Jeffrey Zabinski (Abstract)

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Field assisted sintering: Challenges in scale–up from buttons to body armor, Christopher Haines (Abstract and Presentation)

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Modelling and FEM simulation of electric field assisted sintering of tungsten carbide (WC), Sree Koundinya (Abstract and Presentation)

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Spark plasma sintering: From the thermal gradient to advanced ceramic composites, Dmytro Demirskyi (Abstract)

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Densification of dense nano crystalline zinc oxide under electric field, Olivier Guillon (Abstract and Presentation)

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Features of grain growth and grain boundary formation under microwave and spark plasma sintering conditions, Ostap Zgalat and Andrey Ragulya (Abstract)

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Fabrication of a vitreous porcelain by conventional sintering and spark plasma sintering, Wirat Lerdprom (Abstract)

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Application of microwave energy to consolidate titanium powder, R. Sadangi (Abstract)

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Modification of the interdiffusion process in the Fe–Al system by SPS and field assisted sintering, Hanka Becker (Abstract)

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Application of steel as an alternative tool material for field assisted sintering in SPA, Alexander Laptev (Abstract and Presentation)

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Abnormal grain growth in pressure assisted sintering of BaLa4Ti4O15, Ana Senos (Abstract)

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Flash sintering of SrTiO3, Fabian Lemke (Abstract and Presentation)

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Flash sintering of TCP bioceramics: Effect of particle size and influence on β→α transition, Matteo Frasnelli (Abstract)

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FAST sintering of alumina, spinel and yttria-stabilized zirconia three-phase composites, David Kok (Abstract)

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Fast one-step synthesis and sintering of materials promoted by electric fields, Lilian Menezes (Abstract)

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Observations on Flash Sintering of Uranium Dioxide, Kenneth McClellan (Abstract)

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Microstructure and mechanical properties of Spark Plasma Sintered tungsten-copper– zinc composites, Thabiso Langa and S. Diouf (Abstract)

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Self-organized structure in current-activated pressure-assisted densification (CAPAD), Sebastian Angst (Abstract)

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Growth behavior of faceted Na1/2Bi1/2TiO3-BaTiO3 grains in single and two-step sintering in support for the microstructural evolution principle, Seok Ko (Abstract)