Synthesis of the novel Zr3AlC2 MAX phase
2016 (English)In: Journal of the European Ceramic Society, ISSN 0955-2219, E-ISSN 1873-619X, Vol. 36, no 3, 943-947 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Herein we report, for the first time, on the synthesis and structural characterization of the Zr-based MAX phase, Zr3AlC2, fabricated by reactive hot pressing of ZrH2, Al, and C powders. The crystal structure of Zr3AlC2 was determined by X-ray diffraction and high resolution transmission electron microscopy to be the hexagonal space group P63/mmc. The a and c lattice parameters are 3.33308(6)angstrom and 19.9507(3)angstrom, respectively. The samples include the secondary phases ZrC and Zr-Al intermetallics as confirmed by quantitative electron probe microanalysis. The Vickers hardness, using a force of 30 N, was measured to be 4.4 +/- 0.4 GPa. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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ELSEVIER SCI LTD , 2016. Vol. 36, no 3, 943-947 p.
MAX phase; X-ray diffraction; Reactive hot pressing; Hydrides
Inorganic Chemistry Materials Chemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-124461DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2015.10.011ISI: 000367407900066OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-124461DiVA: diva2:899831
Funding Agencies|Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT), Flanders, Belgium ; European Atomic Energy Communitys (Euratom) Seventh Framework Programme ; Hercules Foundation [ZW09-09]; Swedish Government; Swedish Government Strategic Research Area Grant in Materials Science (MAT-LiU)2016-02-022016-02-012016-08-31