Mallik, Awadesh Kumar and Das, Mitun and Ghosh, Sumana and Chakravarty, Dibyendu (2019) Spark plasma sintering of Ti-diamond composites. Ceramics International, 45 (9). pp. 11281-11286. ISSN 0272-8842

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Laser melting of Ti-diamond powders have been found to enhance the mechanical properties of technologically important material like titanium matrix composite (TMC). However, there is a tendency for the diamond to graphitise during the laser melting process. In order to overcome this fallacy, an alternate processing route, namely, spark plasma sintering (SPS) was adopted for fabricating the TMC's. A wide range of powder compositions varying from 5 to 50 wt percentage of diamond (0.25 mu m) was added to titanium and the as-sintered compacts were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDAX). In-situ phase changes were observed with increase in diamond content in the composition. Addition of diamond upto 15% led to formation of a mixed Ti and TiC phase in the matrix. Interestingly there was no trace of metallic titanium with 20% diamond in the composition and a TiC-only phase was observed, corroborated by an abrupt increase in hardness to 1076 Hv. At even higher diamond percentages there was trace of unreacted carbon along with TiC. This work indicates, for the first time, the use of SPS as an alternate route for fabricating in-situ TMCs with enhanced mechanical properties.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Bioceramics & Coating
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2019 07:43
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2019 07:43

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