The-State-of-the-Art of Nanostructured High Melting Point Compound-Based Materials

  • R. A. Andrievski
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASHT, volume 50)


High-melting compounds (HMC) are carbides, nitrides, borides, oxides and other compounds with the melting point (T m) above 2000°C (or even 2500°C). These limits are very conditional because there are no physical reasons for this selection but only considerations of convenience. As cited in [1], two-component HMC systems number at least 130, with T m>2500°C, and about 240, with T m.>2000°C. The number of well-studied and practically used HMCs is much less. This overview concerns HMCs that were most extensively studied such as TiN, TiC, TiB2, WC, AlN, Al2O3, Si3N4, SiC, BN, B4C, ZrO2, MgO, CeO2, Y2O3 and some others. These compounds may be described as advanced ceramics and their promising properties and wide application are well known.


Silicon Nitride Metallic Glass Nanocrystalline Material Surf Coat Nanophase Material 
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  • R. A. Andrievski
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  1. 1.Institute for New Chemical ProblemsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Moscow RegionRussia

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