Titanium Carbide Particulate Reinforced Titanium Based Composite by In Situ Process
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, EPMA and TEM. 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. The observation of TEM also show that interfaces between the reinforcements and the titanium matrix alloy are very clean.
T. Chandra, K. Tsuzaki, M. Militzer , C. Ravindran
M. G. Kim and Y. J. Kim, "Titanium Carbide Particulate Reinforced Titanium Based Composite by In Situ Process", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 539-543, pp. 1010-1015, 2007