|Description:||Sintering and densification|
NotesAs temperature increases, particles can begin to bond even though no flux is present to produce a glass to cement particles together (called sintering). As temperature increases, densification occurs as particles realign in increasingly closer contact (forming increasingly tighter bonds as area-of-contact increases). The sintering particles undergo various structural and chemical changes that factor into the matrix being formed, some of these changes involve evolution of gases.
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