Characteristics of the combustion synthesis of TiC and Fe-TiC composites

A. Saidi, A. Chrysanthou, J.V. Wood, J.L.F. Kellie

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The combustion synthesis of TiC, using the thermal explosion mode, was investigated by varying some of the process parameters including the reactant particle size, the pre-compaction pressure, and the heating rate. Based on these observations, a combustion model for the reaction was developed. When iron was added to titanium and carbon black powders, the ignition temperature was dictated by the eutectic temperature of the Fe-Ti system. Iron acted as a moderator for the reaction and led to a decrease in the combustion temperature
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4993-4998
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1994


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