Textured Ti3AlC2 ceramic was successfully fabricated by a strong magnetic field alignment (SMFA) technique followed by spark plasma sintering (SPS). About 15vol.% Al2O3 particles were formed in situ during the process. The unique combination of excellent bending strength of 1261MPa (//c axis) and fracture toughness of 14.6MPam1/2 (⊥c axis) was achieved. Also, the high electrical and thermal conductivities were determined as 1.0×106Ω-1m-1 (//c axis) and 25.3W(mK)-1 (⊥c axis), respectively.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the European Ceramic Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Jan 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry