Application of Electric Current Assisted Sintering Techniques for Advanced Processing of Energy Materials
At Forschungszentrum Jülich, the Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK-1: Materials Synthesis and Processing) has long-term expertise in the field of Electric Current Assisted Sintering (ECAS) techniques. IEK-1 operates a broad spectrum of related equipment including Field Assisted Sintering Technology/
Spark Plasma Sintering (FAST/SPS), Hybrid FAST/SPS with additional heater, Ultra-fast High Temperature Sintering (UHS), Flash SPS, Flash Sintering (FS) and Sinter Forging (SF). Current research topics – ranging from fundamental to applied research – are discussed on selected examples.