Synthesis of In-Situ Titanium Carbide Particle Reinforced Titanium Composites
Titanium carbide particle reinforced titanium composites were prepared by in-situ synthesis reaction between titanium and carbon liquid alloys. The phases constitute and microstructures of titanium composite have been investigated by OM, XRD, SEM and EPMA. Although it was possible to synthesize titanium carbide particle reinforced titanium composites, the morphology of in-situ titanium carbide grows into typically dendritic shape due to the compositional supercooling theory. Using computerized image analysis, the average particle size and aspect ratio of in-situ formed titanium carbide is about 28.1 ㎛ and 1.9, respectively.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
M. G. Kim et al., "Synthesis of In-Situ Titanium Carbide Particle Reinforced Titanium Composites", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 963-966, 2005