Tailoring Ti3AlC2 ceramic with high anisotropic physical and mechanical properties

H. B. Zhang, C. F. Hu*, K. Sato, S. Grasso, M. Estili, S. Q. Guo, K. Morita, H. Yoshida, T. Nishimura, T. S. Suzuki, M. W. Barsoum, B. N. Kim, Y. Sakka

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Textured Ti3AlC2 ceramic was successfully fabricated by a strong magnetic field alignment (SMFA) technique followed by spark plasma sintering (SPS). About 15vol.% Al2O3 particles were formed in situ during the process. The unique combination of excellent bending strength of 1261MPa (//c axis) and fracture toughness of 14.6MPam1/2 (⊥c axis) was achieved. Also, the high electrical and thermal conductivities were determined as 1.0×106Ω-1m-1 (//c axis) and 25.3W(mK)-1 (⊥c axis), respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-397
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Ceramic
  • Microstructure
  • Properties
  • Tailoring
  • TiAlC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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