The Effect of Heating on Phase Composition of the Cr3C2- Ti System Hard Alloys Fabricated by the Explosive Compaction of Powder Mixtures
The article reports findings on theoretically-calculated data and experimental results obtained with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy methods of the analysis of hard alloys produced by the explosive compaction of the Cr3C2 chromium carbide powders with titanium, first in the original condition and then after heating to 1200 °C. It was established that when heated to 600 °С the phase composition of hard alloys does not change and corresponds to the composition of the original components of the powder mixture. When the heating temperature was increased to 650 °С, new fine powder fractions emerged at the “chromium carbide – titanium” interface. At the temperature of 700 °С two separate diffusion layers emerged and grew in the opposite directions. Due to this growth the source phases in the alloy fully disappeared at 1200 °С and two equilibrium phases were formed.
Dr. Denis Solovev
V.O. Kharlamov et al., "The Effect of Heating on Phase Composition of the Cr3C2- Ti System Hard Alloys Fabricated by the Explosive Compaction of Powder Mixtures", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 945, pp. 617-622, 2019