Description

Advances in Science and Technology of Mn+1AXn Phases presents a comprehensive review of synthesis, microstructures, properties, ab-initio calculations and applications of Mn+1AXn phases and targets the continuing research of advanced materials and ceramics. An overview of the current status, future directions, challenges and opportunities of Mn+1AXn phases that exhibit some of the best attributes of metals and ceramics is included. Students of materials science and engineering at postgraduate level will value this book as a reference source at an international level for both teaching and research in materials science and engineering. In addition to students the principal audiences of this book are ceramic researchers, materials scientists and engineers, materials physicists and chemists. The book is also an invaluable reference for the professional materials and ceramics societies.

Key Features

  • The most up-to-date and comprehensive research data on MAX phases is presented
  • Written by highly knowledgeable and well-respected researchers in the field
  • Discusses new and unusual properties

Readership

Students of materials science and engineering at the postgraduate level; ceramic researchers, materials scientists and engineers, materials physicists and chemists.

Table of Contents

List of figures

List of Tables

Preface

About the editor and contributors

Chapter 1: Methods of MAX-phase synthesis and densification – I

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Synthesis methods

Chapter 2: Methods of MAX-phase synthesis and densification – II

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Powder synthesis

2.3 Synthesis of solids

2.4 Synthesis of thin films

2.5 Mechanisms of reaction synthesis for MAX phases

2.6 Conclusions

Chapter 3: Consolidation and synthesis of MAX phases by Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS): a review

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Spark plasma sintering

3.3 Spark plasma sintering of MAX phases

3.4 MAX phase composites

3.5 MAX phase solid solutions

3.6 MAX phase coatings

3.7 Conclusions

Chapter 4: Microstructural examination during the formation of Ti3AlC2 from mixtures of Ti/Al/C and Ti/Al/TiC

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Experimental procedure

4.3 Effect of starting powder mixtures on formation of Ti3AlC2

4.4 Reaction routes for powder mixture of 3Ti/Al/2C

4.5 Reaction routes for powder mixture of Ti/Al/2TiC

4.6 Summary

Chapter 5: Fabrication of in situ Ti2AlN/TiAl composites and their mechanical, friction and wear properties

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Fabrication of Ti2AlN/TiAl composites

5.3 Mechanical properties of Ti2AlN/TiAl composites

5.4 Friction and wear properties of Ti2AlN/TiAl composites at room temperature

5.5 Friction and wear properties of Ti2AlN/TiAl composites at high temperature

5.6 Conclusions

Chapter 6: Use of MAX particles to improve the toughness of brittle ceramics

Abstract:

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Experimental

6.3 Results and discussion

6.4 Conclusions

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Details

No. of pages:
474
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781845699918
Electronic ISBN:
9780857096012