Thermal Decomposition of Supersaturated Ti1-xAlxN Solid Solution Synthesized by High-Energy Milling Conference Paper uri icon


  • Supersaturated titanium-aluminum nitride (Ti 1-x Al x N) is a very attractive material for a wide range of applications due to its high oxidation and wear resistance accompanied by high strength, hardness, thermal conductivity and thermal shock resistance. Currently, its applications are limited to coatings obtained by physical or chemical deposition. Bulk materials based on Ti 1-x Al x N may be fabricated by powder metallurgy approach using powders synthesized by high-energy ball milling (HEBM), which composition corresponds to supersaturated Ti 1-x Al x N solid solution. In the present study, thermal stability of the supersaturated Ti 1-x Al x N solid solution was investigated. According to the quasi-binary TiN-AlN phase diagram, constructed using density functional theory (DFT) analysis, the concentration ranges, where decomposition takes place through spinodal decomposition …

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  • January 1, 2016