Dr. Arunachalam Lakshmanan
Saveetha Engineering College
Sintering of Ceramics - New Emerging Techniques
The chapters covered in this book include emerging new techniques on sintering. Major experts in this field contributed to this book and presented their research. Topics covered in this publication include Spark plasma sintering, Magnetic Pulsed compaction, Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic technology for the preparation of 3-dimesinal circuits, Microwave sintering of thermistor ceramics, Synthesis of Bio-compatible ceramics, Sintering of Rare Earth Doped Bismuth Titanate Ceramics prepared by Soft Combustion, nanostructured ceramics, alternative solid-state reaction routes yielding densified bulk ceramics and nanopowders, Sintering of intermetallic superconductors such as MgB2, impurity doping in luminescence phosphors synthesized using soft techniques, etc. Other advanced sintering techniques such as radiation thermal sintering for the manufacture of thin film solid oxide fuel cells are also described.
Sintering Techniques of Materials
The book covers new sintering techniques on ceramic materials, metals and composites as well as reprocessed PTFE. The book covers theoretical as well as experimental aspects on Spark Plasma Sintered (SPS) Porous copper, development of cutting blades with high hardness and resistance to cracking and wear, increased microhardness of austenitic steel ? TiB2 composites obtained with high pressure - high temperature sintering, Al2O3 porous body with cotton as the template and excellent thermal insulation with direct application for refractories as well as Metal matrix composites added nanostructured tantalum carbide and an overview of different sintering techniques used in powder metallurgy. Finally recycling of PTFE scrap materials using ram extrusion and compression molding is described.
The Role of Sintering in the Synthesis of Luminescence Phosphors
in the book "Sintering of Ceramics - New Emerging Techniques" edited by Arunachalam Lakshmanan, ISBN 978-953-51-0017-1, InTech, March 3, 2012
Recycling of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Scrap Materials
in the book "Sintering Techniques of Materials" edited by Arunachalam Lakshmanan, ISBN 978-953-51-2033-9, InTech, April 4, 2015