This work will present possibilities for the char-acterization of copper powder green bodies and sintered copper microstructures during pressureless sintering. The introduction of new parameters to microstructural charac-terization based on qualitative and quanti-tative microstructural analysis will facilitate the systematic optimization of the sintering process. As a result of the specific evaluation of the microstructure evolution, conventional isothermal sintering could be successfully replaced by multi-step temperature profiles,
Practical Metallography, vol. 58, no. 1, 2021, pp. 4-31.
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