Many functional materials are traditionally synthesized by slow reaction processes that are energy and time consuming. In the present world there is strong demand on development of modern materials and materials processing methods that could offer rapid reaction rates, energy efficiency and be environmentally safe.
Electric discharge assisted mechanical milling (EDAMM) is a new and exciting materials processing technique which combines the attributes of conventional mechanical milling with all effects generated by electric discharges. It is demonstrated that EDAMM can be used to synthesize a range of functional materials in a matter of minutes, rather than hours or days. This report provides an overview of recent development of EDAMM method and its application in rapid materials processing and synthesis of functional materials and their applications.
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