Thermal runaway, dynamic stability and process control in flash sintering
March 10-15, 2019
Flash sintering is an innovative sintering method in which a critical combination of electrical field and temperature triggers a sudden densification in seconds. Due to the nature of the process, the flash sintering conditions lead to a non-linear conductivity surge followed by current control. This work tries to answer some questions related to process control during flash sintering by using a dynamic system model-based approach. An explicit solution for the folding points in the voltage control mode is presented (Figure 1). The analytical model uses a dynamic bifurcation approach which explains why the current control mode always leads to a steady state, due to the unicity of the solution to the equations, and why different modes of flash sintering such as current-controlled or power-controlled lead to a more uniform process. The model is validated with experiments in Cerium Oxide doped with Gadolinium and Yttrium.
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João Pereira da Silva, Chen Cao, Robert Mücke, Olivier Guillon, and Tarini Mishra, "Thermal runaway, dynamic stability and process control in flash sintering" in "Electric Field Enhanced Processing of Advanced Materials II: Complexities and Opportunities", Rishi Raj, University of Colorado, USA Olivier Guillon, Forschungzentrum Jülich, Germany Hidehiro Yoshida, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2019). https://dc.engconfintl.org/efe_advancedmaterials_ii/77