Fabrication of textured Ti3AlC2 by spark plasma sintering and their anisotropic mechanical properties

Yutaka Mizuno, Kimitoshi Sato, Mishra Mrinalini, Tohru S. Suzuki, Yoshio Sakka*

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Textured, dense, polycrystalline Ti3AlC2 ceramics was fabricated by spark plasma sintering (SPS) of plate-like Ti3AlC 2 powder nsynthesized by a reactive SPS-heat treatment of elemental Ti, Al and carbon black powders. The relative density was found to nexceed 99% for samples sintered at 1573 K. The Lotgering orientation factor was determined to be f(00l) = 0.69. The crack npropagation behavior near the indentation marks formed by a force of 49N was observed. On the surface parallel to the SPSloading ndirection, the toughening mechanism of crack deflection was observed. n

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-369
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1412
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • MAX Phases
  • Shell-like ceramic
  • Spark plasma sintering (SPS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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