, Volume 38, Issue 8, pp 26–29 | Cite as

Phase Diagrams in Liquid Phase Sintering Treatments

  • R. M. German
Material Research Summary


The fabrication of high performance materials using liquid phase sintering requires an understanding of the underlying equilibrium phase diagram. Although sintering is not an equilibrium process, it does represent an approach to equilibrium; thus, phase diagrams can aid in defining process variables. The basic concepts are organized to indicate the phase diagram features important to successful sintering in the presence of a liquid phase. Example phase diagrams are offered for liquid metal infiltration of porous metal compacts, persistent liquid phase sintering, supersolidus sintering, transient liquid phase sintering, and reactive sintering.


Intermediate Compound Liquid Phase Sinter Mixed Powder Transient Liquid Phase Reactive Sinter 
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