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Materials 2010, 3(1), 264-295; doi:10.3390/ma3010264

Interface Reactions and Synthetic Reaction of Composite Systems

Division of Advanced Engineering Materials, Hanbat National University, Daejeon, 305-719 Korea
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Received: 11 November 2009 / Revised: 29 December 2009 / Accepted: 4 January 2010 / Published: 8 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Composite Materials)
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Abstract

Interface reactions in composite systems often determine their overall properties, since product phases usually formed at interfaces during composite fabrication processing make up a large portion of the composites. Since most composite materials represent a ternary or higher order materials system, many studies have focused on analyses of diffusion phenomena and kinetics in multicomponent systems. However, the understanding of the kinetic behavior increases the complexity, since the kinetics of each component during interdiffusion reactions need to be defined for interpreting composite behaviors. From this standpoint, it is important to clarify the interface reactions for producing compatible interfaces with desired product phases. A thermodynamic evaluation such as a chemical potential of involving components can provide an understanding of the diffusion reactions, which govern diffusion pathways and product phase formation. A strategic approach for designing compatible interfaces is discussed in terms of chemical potential diagrams and interface morphology, with some material examples. View Full-Text
Keywords: reactive diffusion; biased reaction; chemical potential reactive diffusion; biased reaction; chemical potential
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Park, J.S.; Kim, J.M. Interface Reactions and Synthetic Reaction of Composite Systems. Materials 2010, 3, 264-295.

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