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Reactive Interdiffusion: A Method for Making Composition Graded Metal-ceramic Composites

Reddy, SNS. and Jacob, KT and Rajitha, G (2012) Reactive Interdiffusion: A Method for Making Composition Graded Metal-ceramic Composites. In: HIGH TEMPERATURE MATERIALS AND PROCESSES, 31 (2). pp. 97-103.

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Presented is a new method for making composition graded metal-ceramic composites using reactive inter-diffusion between a metal and a complex ceramic. Composition variation in both metal and ceramic phases with distance along the direction of diffusion is achieved. The design criteria for developing such composites are discussed. The system should exhibit extensive solid solubility in both metallic and ceramic phases, a defined gradation in the stabilities of the oxides, and mobility of electrons or holes in the oxide solid solution. The complex ceramic used for making the composite should be polycrystalline with sufficient porosity to accommodate the volume expansion caused by alloy precipitation. An inert atmosphere to prevent oxidation and high processing temperature to facilitate diffusive transport are required. The process is illustrated using the reaction couples Fe-NiTiO3, Fe-(Mg,Co)TiO3 and Fe-(Ni,Co)TiO3.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Composition-graded composites;metal-ceramic composite; diffusion;interfaces;microstructure
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Depositing User: Francis Jayakanth
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2012 12:36
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2012 12:37
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/44772

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