Microstructure of In Situ Tic-Mo-Ni And Tic-WC-Mo-Ni Cermets Synthesized by Reactive Hot-Pressing Sintering
TiC-Mo-Ni and TiC-WC-Mo-Ni cermet blocks have been obtained in situ by reactive hot pressing sintering. The phase structure and microstructure of the two cermets were compared to investigate the effect of the addition of WC. The results show that the chemical reactions between Ti, Mo and C in TiC-Mo-Ni system are relatively complete. However, there is a small amount of unreacted C powder in TiC-WC-Mo-Ni system, which is associated with the reaction between Ti and WC. The in-situ carbide grains are very fine with the size range of 0.5-2µm. The boundary morphology between the carbide grains and the binder phase changes from an angular shape to an almost rounded shape with the addition of WC.
Jianmin Zeng, Taosen Li, Shaojian Ma, Zhengyi Jiang and Daoguo Yang
Z. D. Liu et al., "Microstructure of In Situ Tic-Mo-Ni And Tic-WC-Mo-Ni Cermets Synthesized by Reactive Hot-Pressing Sintering", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 194-196, pp. 1785-1788, 2011