The effect of high current densities on iron-carbon alloy thin films

Conference Dates

March 10-15, 2019


The recently discovered flash sintering method for preparing high quality oxide materials can be applied to the preparation of high performance nanocrystalline metals as well. Just as for the oxide materials, it is possible to use electric fields and currents to enhance densification of metal powders while limiting grain growth, however, the exact mechanism is still under discussion. The goal of our study is to understand how electric currents effect impurity redistribution and grain growth in fine grained metals.

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