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Effect of Ti Dopant on the Mechanical Properties and Oxidation Behavior of Zr2[Al(Si)]4C5 Ceramics

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Ti-doped Zr2[Al(Si)]4C5 solid solutions were prepared by an in situ hot-pressing method and its effect on the mechanical properties and high-temperature oxidation behavior were investigated. The solid solutions show comparable hardness, strength, and fracture toughness with Zr2[Al(Si)]4C5 except modulus, which decreases with Ti dopant content. The stiffness is maintained up to 1600°C, which derives from the clean grain boundaries without glassy phases. The oxidation resistance of [Zr1−x (Ti) x ]2[Al(Si)]4C5 solid solutions at 1000°–1300°C is improved remarkably. The improved oxidation resistance is mostly due to the formation of a more protective oxide scale consisting of (Zr,Ti)O2, Al2O3, and mullite.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China

Publication date: 2011-06-01

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