Fabrication and mechanical properties of textured Ti3SiC2 MAX phase systems

Yuichi Uchida, Shotaro Musha, Koji Morita, Tohru S. Suzuki, Toshiyuki Nishimura, Kenjiro Fujimoto, Yoshio Sakka*

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Ti3SiC2 is a typical Mn+1AXn (MAX) phase ceramics and shows unique metallic-like and ceramic-like properties. To improve these properties, texturing and oxide addition have been conducted. Textured Ti3SiC2 and 10 vol% Al2O3/Ti3SiC2 were prepared by slip cast in strong magnetic fields followed by SPS at 1350°C. The Lotgering orientation factor of textured Ti3SiC2 and textured Ti3SiC2/Al2O3 were 0.91, 0.88 respectively, and relative density of both samples was nearly 98%. The Bending strength of Ti3SiC2 was improved by Al2O3 addition, and the fracture toughness of Ti3SiC2/Al2O3 was improved by texturing. Both textured Ti3SiC2 and textured Ti3SiC2/Al2O3 showed the plastic deformation at temperature about 800°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)970-975
Number of pages6
JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Bending strength
  • Fracture toughness
  • SPS
  • Textured ceramics
  • TiSiC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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