Textured Ti3SiC2 by EPD in a strong magnetic field

Mrinalini Mishra*, Yoshio Sakka, Chungfeng Hu, Tohru S. Suzuki, Tetsuo Uchikoshi, Laxmidhar Besra

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We present a method for fabrication of textured MAX phase ceramics, particularly, Ti3SiC2; by EPD in a strong magnetic field (12T). Ti3SiC2 was dispersed in cationic polyelectrolyte-Polyethylenimine (PEI). Addition of 0.3-1dwb PEI resulted in high zeta potential values and suspension was found to be stable and of good fluidity. The optimized suspension parameters for EPD were determined as 10vol% Ti3SiC2 and 1dwb PEI in 50 % ethanolic water at pH ∼ 7. X-ray diffraction analysis of the textured samples revealed that the preferred orientation of Ti3SiC2 grains parallel to the magnetic field direction was along the a,b-axis. The Lotgering orientation factors on the textured top surface and textured side surface were determined as f (hk0) = 0.35 and f (00l) = 0.75, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectrophoretic Deposition
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals and Applications IV
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783037853795
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Electrophoretic Deposition: Fundamentals and Applications - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: 2011 Oct 22011 Oct 7

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


Conference4th International Conference on Electrophoretic Deposition: Fundamentals and Applications
CityPuerto Vallarta


  • EPD
  • MAX phase
  • Texture development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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