Advances in Science and Technology of Mn+1AXn Phases

Advances in Science and Technology of Mn+1AXn Phases

1st Edition - October 26, 2012

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  • Editor: I M Low
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857096012
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781845699918

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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

    Chapter 7: Electrical properties of MAX phases

    Abstract:

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Resistivity

    7.3 Conduction mechanisms

    7.4 Superconductivity

    7.5 Conclusions

    Acknowledgement

    Chapter 8: Theoretical study of physical properties and oxygen incorporation effect in nanolaminated ternary carbides 211-MAX phases

    Abstract:

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Crystal structure of MAX phases

    8.3 Steric effect on the M-site in MAX phases

    8.4 Bulk modulus of MAX phases

    8.5 Analysis of the electronic structure

    8.6 Elastic properties

    8.7 Effect of oxygen incorporation on the structural, elastic and electronic properties in Ti2SnC

    8.8 Conclusions

    Note

    Chapter 9: Computational modelling and ab initio calculations in MAX phases – I

    Abstract:

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Density functional theory

    9.3 The structural properties of Mn + 1AXn under pressure

    9.4 Ab initio study of electronic properties

    9.5 Ab initio study of mechanical properties

    9.6 Ab initio study of optical properties

    Chapter 10: Computational modeling and ab initio calculations in MAX phases – II

    Abstract:

    10.1 Computational modeling of MAX phases

    10.2 Electronic structures and properties of MAX phases

    10.3 Stabilities and occurrences of MAX phases

    10.4 Elasticity and other physical properties of MAX phases

    10.5 Effects of defects and impurities in MAX phases

    10.6 Summary

    Chapter 11: Self-healing of MAX phase ceramics for high temperature applications: evidence from Ti3AlC2

    Abstract:

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 Evidence of crack healing

    11.3 Oxidation of crack surfaces

    11.4 Mechanical properties of healed Ti3AlC2 ceramics

    11.5 Crack healing mechanism

    11.6 Conclusions and future perspectives

    Acknowledgements

    Chapter 12: Oxidation characteristics of Ti3AlC2, Ti3SiC2 and Ti2AlC

    Abstract:

    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 Experimental procedures

    12.3 Results and discussion

    12.4 Conclusions

    Acknowledgements

    Chapter 13: Hydrothermal oxidation of Ti3SiC2

    Abstract:

    13.1 Introduction

    13.2 Hydrothermal oxidation of Ti3SiC2 powders

    13.3 Effect of Al dopant on the hydrothermal oxidation of Ti3SiC2 powders

    13.4 Hydrothermal oxidation of bulk Ti3SiC2

    13.5 Summary

    Chapter 14: Stability of Ti3SiC2 under charged particle irradiation

    Abstract:

    14.1 Introduction

    14.2 Effect of ion irradiation in carbides

    14.3 Lattice parameter and microstrains

    14.4 Disorder and amorphisation

    14.5 Phase transformations

    14.6 Damage tolerance

    14.7 Defect annealing

    14.8 Conclusions

    Acknowledgements

    Chapter 15: Phase and thermal stability in Ti3SiC2 and Ti3SiC2/TiC/TiSi2 systems

    Abstract:

    15.1 Introduction

    15.2 Experimental methods

    15.3 Results and discussion

    15.4 Conclusions

    Acknowledgements

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 474
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2012
  • Published: October 26, 2012
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857096012
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781845699918

About the Editor

I M Low

Professor I. M. Low is the current WA Branch President and Federal Secretary of the Australian Ceramic Society. Since 2008, he has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Australian Society. He is the recipient of the prestigious 1996 Joint Australasian Ceramic Society/Ceramic Society of Japan Ceramic Award for ceramics research and edited five books, along with authoring over 200 archival research papers. He also currently serves as an OzReader for the Australian Research Council to assess Laureate Fellowships and Discovery Projects proposals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Curtin University, Australia

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