Tailoring Ti3AlC2 ceramic with high anisotropic physical and mechanical properties

H. B. Zhang, C. F. Hu, K. Sato, S. Grasso, M. Estili, S. Q. Guo, K. Morita, H. Yoshida, T. Nishimura, T. S. Suzuki, M. W. Barsoum, B. N. Kim, Y. Sakka

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-397
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Ceramic
  • Microstructure
  • Properties
  • Tailoring
  • TiAlC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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