High-hardness B4C textured by a strong magnetic field technique

Salvatore Grasso, Chunfeng Hu, Oleg Vasylkiv, Tohru S. Suzuki, Shuqi Guo, Toshiyuki Nishimura, Yoshio Sakka*

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High-hardness B4C was prepared by sintering samples textured by a strong magnetic field alignment technique (12 T). The c-axis was highly oriented perpendicular to the applied magnetic field. The hardnesses measured on the surface perpendicular and parallel to c-axis were 38.86 ± 2.13 and 31.31 ± 0.79 GPa, respectively. The high values of hardness and elastic modulus were in agreement with those reported for B4.38C monocrystal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-259
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbides
  • Hardness
  • Spark plasma sintering
  • Texture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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