Preparation and Properties of a New Ti3C2-Cu(Al) Cermet Series
Several Ti3C2-Cu(Al) cermets were prepared by pressureless sintering or by in-situ hot-extruding a mixture of Ti3AlC2 and Cu powders, their microstructure and properties were investigated. The Al of Ti3AlC2 was dissolved and diffused into liquid Cu, forming Ti3C2-Cu(Al) cermet. Due to strong combination between Ti3C2 and Cu(Al), and special network microstructure formed by Cu(Al) phase surrounding sub-micro-sheet layered Ti3C2 phase, the cermets have quite high fracture strength and electric conductivity. Properties of cermets fabricated by in-situ hot-extruding were further increased.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
Z. Y. Huang et al., "Preparation and Properties of a New Ti3C2-Cu(Al) Cermet Series", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 105-106, pp. 79-82, 2010