Effect of Added Molybdenum on Material Properties of Zr2SC MAX Phase Produced by Self-Propagating High Temperature Synthesis

Effect of Added Molybdenum on Material Properties of Zr2SC MAX Phase Produced by Self-Propagating High Temperature Synthesis

RYUICHI Tomoshige, KIYOHITO Ishida, HITOSHI Inokawa

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Abstract. Zr2SC MAX phase with the layered structures was produced by self-propagating high temperature synthesis (SHS). Basic composition for MAX phase was determined in molar ratio of Zr:S:C=2:1:1. In addition, molybdenum of transition metal element was added according to the molar ratio of Zr:Mo:S:C=2-x:x:1:1 (x = 0 to 1.2) in order to attempt a formation of solid solution of MAX phase. SHS was initiated by using a metal heating coil. The synthesized materials were evaluated by XRD, Vickers hardness tests, SEM and TEM. XRD patterns of the synthesized MAX phases showed proof of formation of solid solution up to 20 at% of added molybdenum to zirconium. SEM observations revealed that the interlayer of monolithic Zr2SC phase bonded strongly each other, and it looked like the structure in which it must be difficult to occur the interlayer exfoliation. On the other hand, molybdenum-added MAX phase had the interlayer structure at which it must be easy to exfoliate. TEM observations showed that the material was consisted of thin lamellas with about 10 nm thickness.

Combustion Synthesis, MAX Phase, Layered Structures, Carbosulfide

Published online 7/30/2019, 6 pages
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Citation: RYUICHI Tomoshige, KIYOHITO Ishida, HITOSHI Inokawa, Effect of Added Molybdenum on Material Properties of Zr2SC MAX Phase Produced by Self-Propagating High Temperature Synthesis, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 13, pp 79-84, 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644900338-14

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