А. V. Ragulya, M. B. Shtern


Frantsevich Institute for Problems in Materials Science NAS of Ukraine, 3 Krzhizhanovsky str., 03142 Kyiv, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The International Institute for Science of Sintering has fulfilled its historic mission of bringing together the knowledge of scientists from the West and the East in sintering discipline. One of the greatest contributions to the development of the theory and practice of sintering on the Eastern side was made by representatives of scientific institutes and universities located on the territory of today’s Ukraine. In the 1950s and 1960s, the works of the Kharkov University and the Institute of Materials Science Problems named after Frantsevich were the most significant ones. Fundamental research in the field of condensed matter physics, diffusion, and mass transfer in non-equilibrium disperse systems were performed by B.Ya. Pines, I.M. Lifshitz, V.V. Slezov and Ya.E. Geguzin. R.A. Andrievsky was the first who determined the driving forces for sintering using porous specimen and the zero-creep method. Experimental results on sintering of dissimilar powder materials have been proposed by G.V. Samsonov and P.S. Kyslyi. The basis of continual theory of sintering has been proposed by V.V. Skorokhod. Today, this continual approach to the sintering problem as well as multiscale modeling is well developed by O.A. Olevsky, M.B. Stern. The sintering of nanostructured materials and related problems is contributed by A.V. Ragulya. The paper will present the most significant milestones in the development of the science of sintering.