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1. Geology A chemical sediment or crust, as of porous silica, deposited by a mineral spring.
2. A mass formed by sintering.
v. sin·tered, sin·ter·ing, sin·ters
To cause (metallic powder, for example) to form a coherent mass by heating without melting.
To form a coherent mass by heating without melting.

[German, from Middle High German, dross, metal slag, from Old High German.]

sin′ter·a·bil′i·ty n.
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the capacity to be sintered
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These nanosized powders possess a high surface area and stored energy for solid-state densification at low temperatures [11] and, as a result, the sinterability of samples can be improved.
To study the sinterability of the nanoparticles obtained by the present combustion method, the as-prepared Ca[Nb.sub.2][O.sub.6] nanoparticles were mixed with 5% polyvinyl alcohol and pressed in the form of cylindrical pellet of 12 mm diameter and ~2mm thickness at a pressure about 350 MPa using a hydraulic press.
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It is a low-temperature method which could provide coatings with a homogeneous microstructure and improved sinterability. (10)