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Methods of flash sintering

United States Patent

May 10, 2016
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This disclosure provides methods of flash sintering and compositions created by these methods. Methods for sintering multilayered bodies are provided in which a sintered body is produced in less than one minute. In one aspect, each layer is of a different composition, and may be constituted wholly from a ceramic or from a combination of ceramic and metallic particles. When the body includes a layer of an anode composition, a layer of an electrolyte composition and a layer of a cathode composition, the sintered body can be used to produce a solid oxide fuel cell.
Raj; Rishi (Boulder, CO), Cologna; Marco (Munich, DE), Francis; John S. (Boulder, CO)
14/ 319,631
June 30, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under grant number DE-FG02-07ER46403 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.