TiB2-AlN composites have been fabricated by the pressureless sintering of a mechanochemically processed Ti, Al, and BN powder mixture. TiB2-AlN powder was obtained from the mixture of Ti, Al, and BN, which had a composition corresponding to 45.7 wt% TiB2-54.3 wt% AlN, after mechanochemical processing for longer than 24 h. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy analysis showed that the powder subjected to mechanochemical processing for 60 h consisted of crystallites less than 300 nm in size with a disordered crystal structure. TiB2-AlN composites with 95% relative density, a flexural strength of 172 MPa, a fracture toughness of 4.6 MPa·m1/2, a hardness of 12.0 GPa, and an electrical resistivity of 1488 μΩ·cm were obtained by pressureless sintering at 1700°C for 2 h of the powder subjected to mechanochemical processing for 60 h.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the American Ceramic Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 Apr|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry