MAX Phases, Structure, Processing, and Properties

Nick Goossens, Bensu Tunca, Thomas Lapauw, Konstantza Lambrinou, Jozef Vleugels

    Research outputpeer-review


    The nano-layered nature of the MAX phases, with atomic planes of A-atoms interleaving rock salt-structured [M6C]-octahedra, forms the basis for their unique set of both ceramic- and metal-like properties. This article aims to provide a brief introduction to MAX phases, focusing on their multi-element nano-layered structure, the processing of powders, thin film and bulk material synthesis, and their attractive properties.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Materials: Technical Ceramics and Glasses
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Electronic)9780128222331
    StatePublished - 24 May 2021

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