Synthesis of Layered Ti2Al(N0.5C0.5) by a Combination of High Energy Milling and Hot Press Sintering
Elemental mixture of Ti, Al and C was high energy milled in a planetary ball mill under high-purity nitrogen gas protection and then hot pressed. The fully dense bulk layered ternary Ti2AlN0.5C0.5 with sub-micron grain size was successfully obtained. The phase formation and transformation in high energy milling and subsequently hot press sintering were studied in detail by using X-ray diffraction (XRD). Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) linked with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) was used for the structural and compositional analysis. The formation mechanism was also discussed.
J. F. Zhu et al., "Synthesis of Layered Ti2Al(N0.5C0.5) by a Combination of High Energy Milling and Hot Press Sintering", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 52-54, pp. 846-849, 2011