Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 27, Issue 20, pp 5661–5665 | Cite as

Assessment of reactions occurring during the solid state processing of iron-based titanium diboride composites

  • B. S. Terry
  • O. S. Chinyamakobvu


The reactions occurring during the solid-state processing of Fe-C/TiB2 composite materials have been assessed. Optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction have been used to identify the products of reaction after sintering and hot isostatic pressing of such materials in the temperature range 1000–1200 °C. TiC has been seen to form readily at the TiB2/Fe interface: an apparently continuous layer of TiC forms on the surface of the TiB2, hindering further reaction. Solid state processing appears to be a potentially viable route for the production of iron-based TiB2 composite materials.


Polymer Microscopy Titanium Solid State Composite Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. S. Terry
    • 1
  • O. S. Chinyamakobvu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MaterialsImperial CollegeLondonUK

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