We present a novel application of gelcasting in a strong magnetic field for texture development in the ternary MAX phase carbide-Ti3SiC 2. The applicability of a low-toxic and water soluble monomer-glycerol monoacrylate for gelcasting Ti3SiC2 has been shown. Textured green bodies of Ti3SiC2 with a,b-axis oriented along the direction parallel to the applied magnetic field could be fabricated. The relative green density was found to increase from 34 to 58% with increasing solid-loading (30 to 55 vol%) of the suspension but at the cost of the degree of orientation. The Lotgering's orientation factor-fL(00l) - on the textured top surfaces varied from 0.81 to 0.2 as the solid-loading increased from 30 to 55 vol%.
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- 化学 (全般)