Interface phenomena in the B 4 C/(Me-Ti) systems (Me= Cu, Au and Sn) Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Interface structure and wetting behavior in the B 4 C/(Me-Ti)(M= Cu, Sn, Au) systems depend on boron solubility in the melt and new phase formation at the interface. Wetting in the B 4 C/(Cu-Ti) system may be attributed to direct contact between TiB 2, formed at the interface, and the melt. The equilibrium wetting angle in the B 4 C/(Sn-Ti) and B 4 C/(Au-Ti), reflects probably the formation of a TiC x layer with a carbon content determined by the activity of titanium in the melt.

publication date

  • May 1, 2005