Neck growth kinetics during microwave sintering of copper

D. Demirskyi, D. Agrawal, A. Ragulya

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This paper presents results of an investigation of the neck growth kinetics during microwave sintering of free-packed copper powder. Application of the classical sphere-to-sphere approach showed similarities between microwave and conventional sintering processes for long soaking times. Anomalous neck growth during the initial stage of microwave sintering was also revealed, which might be caused by a non-conventional diffusion mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552-555
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • Copper
  • Diffusion
  • Microstructure
  • Microwave
  • Sintering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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