Title

A Comparative Study of Decomposition Kinetics in Max Phases at Elevated Temperature

RIS ID

119214

Publication Details

Low, I. M. & Pang, W. K. (2013). A Comparative Study of Decomposition Kinetics in Max Phases at Elevated Temperature. In D. Zhu, H. T. Lin, Y. Zhou & T. Hwang (Eds.), Advanced Ceramic Coatings and Materials for Extreme Environments II (pp. 179-185). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons.

Abstract

The role of pore microstructures on the susceptibility of MAX phases (Ti3SiC2, Ti3AIC2, TisAIC, Ti2AIN2, Ti4AIN3) to thermal dissociation at 1300-1550°C in high vacuum has been studied using in-situ neutron diffraction. Above 1400°C, MAX phases decomposed to binary carbide (e.g. TiCx) or binary nitride (e.g. TiNx), primarily through the sublimation of A-elements such as Al or Si, forming in a porous surface layer of MXx. Positive activation energies were determined for decomposed MAX phases with coarse pores but a negative activation energy when the pore size was less than 1.0 μm. The role of pore microstructures on the decomposition kinetics is discussed.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118217474.ch15