Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 30, Issue 14, pp 3697–3703 | Cite as

Improving the uniformity in combustion-synthesized titanium carbide

  • D. C. Halverson
  • K. H. Ewald
  • Z. A. Munir


The effects of reactant dispersion and outgassing on the microstructure of combustion-synthesized TiC were investigated. Pressure filtration casting of Ti+C colloidal suspension was shown to be an effective reactant dispersion method to improve the homogeneity of the product. The relation between the nature of the outgassing atmosphere and the formation of titanium oxide and precombustion titanium carbide was investigated. The combination of the colloidal dispersion technique with outgassing was shown to provide TiC products with reduced defects and improved microstructure.


Oxide Polymer Microstructure Atmosphere Titanium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. C. Halverson
    • 1
  • K. H. Ewald
    • 1
  • Z. A. Munir
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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