Nanotechnologies in Russia

, Volume 10, Issue 3–4, pp 261–267 | Cite as

Recent and future progress on advanced ceramics sintering by Spark Plasma Sintering



This article describes recent trends in Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) technology. The SPS method is widely recognized as a useful sintering technique to develop various kinds of attractive ceramics, metals, and composite materials due to its excellent features of rapid heating, electromagnetic field effect, and a well-controlled microstructure.


Spark Plasma Sinter Rapid Heating Sintered Material Gradient Material Solid Phase Sinter 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    K. Inoue, U.S. Patent No. 3241956.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    M. Tokita, “Trends in advanced SPS Spark Plasma Sintering systems and technology,” J. Soc. Powder Technol. Jpn. 30, 790–804 (1993).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    M. Tokita, “Development of hardware and software for Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) technology,” J. High Temp. Soc. Jpn. 31 (4), 215–224 (2005).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    M. Tokita, “Development of advanced Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) systems and its applications,” Ceram. Trans. 194, 51–60 (2006).Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Z. A. Munir, U. Anselmi-Tamburini, and M. Ohyanagi, “The effect of electric plasma sintering method,” J. Mater. Sci. 41, 763–777 (2006).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    S. Grasso, Y. Sakka, and G. Maizza,“Electric current activated/assisted sintering (ECAS): a review of patents 1906–2008,” Sci. Techn. Adv. Mater. 10, 053001 (2009).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    M. Tokita, “The potential of Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) method for the fabrication on an industrial scale of functionally graded materials,” Adv. Sci. Technol. 63, 322–331 (2010).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    T. Takeuchi, M. Tabuchi, Y. Suyama, and H. Kageyama, “Preparation of dense BaTiO3 ceramics with submicrometer grains by spark plasma sintering,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 82, 939–943 (1999).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Z. Shen, M. Johnsson, Z. Zhao, and M. Nygren, “Spark plasma sintering of alumina,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 85, 1921–1927 (2002).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    M. Tokita, N. Tamari, T. Takeuchi, and Y. Makino, “Consolidation behavior and mechanical properties of SiC with Al2O3 and Yb2O3 consolidated by SPS,” J. Jpn. Soc. Powder Powder Metall. 56, 788–795 (2009).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Y. Makino, K. Mizuuchi, M. Tokita, Y. Agari, et al., Mater. Sci. Forum, 638–642, 2091–2096 (2010).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    M. Tokita, “Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) method, systems, and applications,” in Handbook of Advanced Ceramics, 2nd Ed. (2013), Chapter 11.2.3, pp. 1149–1177.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    M. Tokita, Jpn. Patent No. 3935029.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lobachevsky State University of Nizhniy NovgorodNizhni NovgorodRussia

Personalised recommendations