Titanium Aluminum Carbide MAX Phase Ceramics: A Combination of Metal And Ceramics

The MAX phases (including Ti3SiC2, Ta2AlC etc.) One new type of machinable material has caught a lot’s attention is the MAX phase.

You will find more than fifty varieties of ternary or nitrides in this product. The transition metal element M, the main group elements A and X are carbon or nitrogen. This basic chemical formula, M (n+1) AXn can be expressed. Most widely used is Ti3SiC2.

Ti3SiC2 synthesized by Drexel University’s research group in 1996 through hot pressing. They were impressed by its exceptional performance. This unique, nano-layered crystal structure gives these materials the characteristics of high hardness, electrical conductivity and self-lubrication. You can use such materials for high-temperature structure materials, electrode brush materials or chemical anticorrosion material. Japan, Europe, China and China have all been involved in research on the topic of such materials.

The market for Titanium Silicon Carbide (Ti3SiC2) in MAX Materials is a great example. This titanium silicon carbide has excellent electrical and thermo conductor properties. Also, it has ceramic-like properties with oxidation resistance as well as high temperatures resistance. In fact, its high-temperature strengths exceed those of all high-temperature aluminum alloys. It is a stunning cross-border mix of metals, ceramics. China already has many plants that can mass-produce and use this material in their industrial operations.

MAX Phase Ceramics share the great properties of both ceramic and metal materials.

Titanium aluminum carbonide, an entirely new type in ternary-layered ceramic materials with exceptional properties, is being studied extensively by material scientists and physicists.

Ti3AlC2, Ti2AlC2 and Ti2AlC are both hexagonal crystals. They share many of the same properties as metals, including titanium aluminum caride. It shares the same electrical, thermal and mechanical conductivity of metals as ceramics. However it has excellent high temperature mechanical properties and an elastic modulus similar to ceramics. It has high thermal shock resistance and damage resistance as well chemical resistance.

A unique structure of laminated magnetic material has attracted attention and is being considered for potential spintronics applications. A layered magnetoresistance effect, such as the one found in laminated magnetic materials, has changed magnetic recording and data storage. Researchers are currently searching for new magnetic materials. This will allow them to be applied in different settings. MAX phase, a type nano-layered layer of transition metal compound has a hexagonal lattice structure. Molecular formula: Mn+1AXn. Where M is typically a metal in the former transformation group. A is principally an element of the main range 13-15.

An assessment of the MAX phase’s bonding attributes shows that M and X have strong ionic, covalent, and weak electron clouds.

Thus, the introduction of a magnetic material at the A site of the MAX phases with its unique nano-layered structure, high stability and adjustable anisotropy is likely to allow it to serve as a functional element for spintronic devices. However, studies have shown that there should not be any post-transition metals such as Fe and Co with Ni or Mn. So a magnetic component was created in order to inhabit the A site within the two-dimensional, monoatomic layer of the Max phase. It is considered a significant challenge.

Ningbo Institute of Materials’ Advanced Energy Materials Engineering Laboratory has successfully employed the strategy of alloy controlled reaction path in synthesis, and recently introduced the magnetic element Fe /Co / Nickel / Mn to the A-phase of the MAX Phase. V2SnC appears to be the only thermodynamically stable, ternary layered MAX Phase in VSn-C. This phase can be phase balanced with Sn or vanadium carbide. With the addition of a magnet element to V2 (AxSny), a C phase that can be in phase with AxSny VC1x or AxSny alloy phases. This is when the VC1x & intermediate liquid AxSny transform into V2 / AxSny C.

Fe and other magnetic element have a lower chemical affinity than Sn in the V Sn C system. Thus, Fe will take precedence over V to make Fe-Sn alloy. AxSny, VC1x and nanocrystals of VC1x form the liquid AxSny. The peritectic reaction further forms the V2(AxSn1xx) C phase. By using Z-contrast scanning technology with an atomic resolution analysis technology and scanning electron microscope Z–contrast imaging technique, researchers confirmed that the entire A-site monoatomic layers are populated by all magnet elements. An outer layer of electrons will enable the introduction of a new magnetic element.

Through the development of new preparation technologies and the intensification of research, MAX Phase Materials’ “families” are growing. They are consistently improving their performance. MAX-phase materials’ demand is expected to rise with increasing use of high end equipment, miniaturization, intense, and other technologies.

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