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Materials 2011, 4(10), 1648-1692; doi:10.3390/ma4101648
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Synthesis of Binary Transition Metal Nitrides, Carbides and Borides from the Elements in the Laser-Heated Diamond Anvil Cell and Their Structure-Property Relations

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Received: 15 August 2011; in revised form: 13 September 2011 / Accepted: 16 September 2011 / Published: 28 September 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hard Materials: Advances in Synthesis and Understanding)
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Abstract: Transition metal nitrides, carbides and borides have a high potential for industrial applications as they not only have a high melting point but are generally harder and less compressible than the pure metals. Here we summarize recent advances in the synthesis of binary transition metal nitrides, carbides and borides focusing on the reaction of the elements at extreme conditions generated within the laser-heated diamond anvil cell. The current knowledge of their structures and high-pressure properties like high-(p; T) stability, compressibility and hardness is described as obtained from experiments.
Keywords: carbide; nitride; boride; transition metal; laser heating; diamond anvil cell; synthesis; extreme conditions; high pressure; high temperature carbide; nitride; boride; transition metal; laser heating; diamond anvil cell; synthesis; extreme conditions; high pressure; high temperature
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Friedrich, A.; Winkler, B.; Juarez-Arellano, E.A.; Bayarjargal, L. Synthesis of Binary Transition Metal Nitrides, Carbides and Borides from the Elements in the Laser-Heated Diamond Anvil Cell and Their Structure-Property Relations. Materials 2011, 4, 1648-1692.

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Friedrich A, Winkler B, Juarez-Arellano EA, Bayarjargal L. Synthesis of Binary Transition Metal Nitrides, Carbides and Borides from the Elements in the Laser-Heated Diamond Anvil Cell and Their Structure-Property Relations. Materials. 2011; 4(10):1648-1692.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Friedrich, Alexandra; Winkler, Björn; Juarez-Arellano, Erick A.; Bayarjargal, Lkhamsuren. 2011. "Synthesis of Binary Transition Metal Nitrides, Carbides and Borides from the Elements in the Laser-Heated Diamond Anvil Cell and Their Structure-Property Relations." Materials 4, no. 10: 1648-1692.


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