Fabrication of textured Ti2AIN Ceramic by slip casting in a strong magnetic field and spark plasma sintering

Shotaro Musha, Kimitoshi Sato, Tohru S. Suzuki, Kenjiro Fujimoto, Yoshio Sakka

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MAX phase materials are known to show unique properties with the combination of metallic and ceramic properties. Recently textured MAX phase materials have been expected to show excellent properties. Here Ti2AlN powders were synthesized from Ti, Al and TiN powders, or Ti and A1N powders heating at 1573 K-1773 K. Then highly textured Ti2AlN was fabricated by slip casting in a strong magnetic field and spark plasma sintering at 1473 K - 1773 K and the relative density was nearly 91%. The c-axis of the Ti2AlN grains were oriented parallel direction of the magnetic field, the lotgering orientation factor was determined 0.96. The nacre like structure was observed in the side surface of the textured sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538-543
Number of pages6
JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov 1



  • MAX Phase
  • Slip cast
  • Spark plasma sintering
  • Textured ceramics
  • TiAlN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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