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Densification kinetics, phase assemblage and hardness of spark plasma sintered Cu-10 wt% TiB2 and Cu-10 wt% TiB2-10 wt% Pb composites

Sharma, Amit S and Mishra, Nisha and Biswas, Krishanu and Basu, Bikramjit (2013) Densification kinetics, phase assemblage and hardness of spark plasma sintered Cu-10 wt% TiB2 and Cu-10 wt% TiB2-10 wt% Pb composites. In: Journal of Materials Research, 28 (11). pp. 1517-1528.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2013.119

Abstract

The present work demonstrates the synthesis of Cu-10 wt% TiB2 composites with a theoretical density of more than 90% by tailoring the spark plasma sintering (SPS) conditions in the temperature range of 400-700 degrees C. Interestingly, 10 wt% Pb addition to Cu-10 wt% TiB2 lowers the sinter density and the difference in the densification behavior of the investigated compositions was discussed in reference to the current profile recorded during a SPS cycle. The sintering kinetics and phase assemblage were also discussed in reference to surface melting of the constituents prior to bulk melting temperature, temperature dependent wettability of Pb on Cu, diffusion kinetics of Cu as well as the formation of various oxides. An important result is that a high hardness of around 2 GPa and relative density close to 92% qtheoretical was achieved for the Cu-10 wt% TiB2-10 wt% Pb composite, and such a combination has never been achieved before using any conventional processing route.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Cambridge University Press.
Keywords: Spark Plasma Sintering; Cu; Densification
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2013 07:21
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2013 07:21
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/46857

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