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Granular Matter Webinar Series #1 How to Convert a Nano-powder into a Nano-crystalline Solid

Granular Matter Webinar Series

The Editors of Granular Matter are proud to present a series of webinars organized by the journal.

How to Convert a Nano-powder into a Nano-crystalline Solid

Speaker: Prof. Dietrich E. Wolf, University of Duisburg-Essen

Time: Tuesday, 22 September
1:00 PM (13.00) UTC
8:00 AM (8.00) Central Daylight Time
9:00 AM (09.00) Eastern Standard Time
3:00 PM (15.00) Central European Standard Time
9:00 PM (21.00) Chinese Standard Time



Note: Please enter the Webinar with your cameras and microphones turned off.


Largely unnoticed by theoretical physics, the last 20 years have seen a revolution in nano-particle processing. One example is that powders - although very porous, when freshly produced - can be converted into a dense solid, which still keeps a microstructure at the nanoscale. The processes are new developments related to what traditionally was called "Spark Plasma Sintering", but has nothing to do with sparks and plasmas. Computer simulations predict intermediate steps of these processes and reveal the underlying mechanisms. I will give a review of recent simulations, with a focus on so-called flash-sintering.

Registration is not required to attend the webinar, just follow the link above.

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