Mechanical and chemical characterization of a TiC/C system synthesized using a focus plasma arc

Mahmoodian, R. and Hamdi, M. and Hassan, M.A. and Akbari, A. (2015) Mechanical and chemical characterization of a TiC/C system synthesized using a focus plasma arc. PLoS ONE, 10 (6). p. 10. ISSN 1932-6203, DOI

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Titanium carbide-graphite (TiC/C) composite was successfully synthesized from Ti and C starting elemental powders using self-propagating high-temperature synthesis technique in an ultra-high plasma inert medium in a single stage. The TiC was exposed to a high-temperature inert medium to allow recrystallization. The product was then characterized using field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) coupled with energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Rietveld refinement, nanoindentation, and microhardness to determine the product's properties. The recorded micro-hardness of the product was 3660 HV, which is a 14 enhancement and makes is comparable to TiC materials.

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Funders: Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia HIR-MOHE-16001-00-D000001, BKP BK064-2014 , UMRG PR021B-13AET , Azarin Kar Ind. Co.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Combustion synthesis, composites, microstructure, hydroxyapatite, ceramics, titanium, behavior, powders, phase,
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 06:55
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 01:45

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