Synthesis of the new MAX phase Zr2AlC

Thomas Lapauw, Konstantza Lambrinou, Thierry Cabioc'h, Joseph Halim, Jun Lu, A. Pesach, Oleg Rivin, Offir Ozeri, El'ad N. Caspi, Lars Hultman, Per Eklund, Johanna Rosen, Michel W. Barsoum, Jozef Vleugels

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    This study reports on the first experimental evidence of the existence of the Zr2AlC MAX phase, synthesised by means of reactive hot pressing of a ZrH2, Al and C powder mixture. The crystal structure of thiscompound was investigated by X-ray and neutron diffraction. The lattice parameters were determinedand confirmed by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. The effect of varying the synthesistemperature was investigated, indicating a relatively narrow temperature window for the synthesis of Zr2AlC. ZrC was always present as a secondary phase by hot pressing in the 1475–1575ºC range.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1847-1853
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
    Issue number8
    StatePublished - 2 Mar 2016

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