Liquid Phase Sintering of (Ti,Zr)C with WC-Co
Abstract(Ti,Zr)C powder was sintered with WC-Co following an industrial process, including an isotherm at 1410 °C. A series of interrupted sintering trials was performed with the aim of studying the sintering behavior and the microstructural evolution during both solid-state and liquid-state sintering. Reference samples, using the same elemental compositions but with the starting components TiC and ZrC instead of (Ti,Zr)C, were also sintered. The microstructure was investigated using scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. It is found that the (Ti,Zr)C phase decomposes into Ti-rich and Zr-rich nano-scale lamellae before the liquid-state of the sintering initiates. The final microstructure consists of the binder and WC as well as two different γ phases, rich in either Ti (γ1) or Zr (γ2). The γ2 phase grains have a core-shell structure with a (Ti,Zr)C core following the full sintering cycle. The major differences observed in (Ti,Zr)C with respect to the reference samples after the full sintering cycle were the referred core-shell structure and the carbide grain sizes; additionally, the microstructural evolution during sintering differs. The grain size of carbides (WC, γ1, and γ2) is about 10% smaller in WC-(Ti,Zr)C-Co than WC-TiC-ZrC-Co. The shrinkage behavior and hardness of both composites are reported and discussed. View Full-Text
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Ma, T.; Borrajo-Pelaez, R.; Hedström, P.; Blomqvist, A.; Borgh, I.; Norgren, S.; Odqvist, J. Liquid Phase Sintering of (Ti,Zr)C with WC-Co. Materials 2017, 10, 57.
Ma T, Borrajo-Pelaez R, Hedström P, Blomqvist A, Borgh I, Norgren S, Odqvist J. Liquid Phase Sintering of (Ti,Zr)C with WC-Co. Materials. 2017; 10(1):57.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ma, Taoran; Borrajo-Pelaez, Rafael; Hedström, Peter; Blomqvist, Andreas; Borgh, Ida; Norgren, Susanne; Odqvist, Joakim. 2017. "Liquid Phase Sintering of (Ti,Zr)C with WC-Co." Materials 10, no. 1: 57.
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