Textured Ti3SiC2 by gelcasting in a strong magnetic field

Mrinalini Mishra, Yoshio Sakka*, Agneiska Szudarska, Mikolaj Szafran, Tohru S. Suzuki, Tetsuo Uchikoshi

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We present a novel application of gelcasting in a strong magnetic field for texture development in the ternary MAX phase carbide-Ti3SiC 2. The applicability of a low-toxic and water soluble monomer-glycerol monoacrylate for gelcasting Ti3SiC2 has been shown. Textured green bodies of Ti3SiC2 with a,b-axis oriented along the direction parallel to the applied magnetic field could be fabricated. The relative green density was found to increase from 34 to 58% with increasing solid-loading (30 to 55 vol%) of the suspension but at the cost of the degree of orientation. The Lotgering's orientation factor-fL(00l) - on the textured top surfaces varied from 0.81 to 0.2 as the solid-loading increased from 30 to 55 vol%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)544-547
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1407
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov
Externally publishedYes


  • Gelcasting
  • MAX phase
  • Strong magnetic field
  • Texture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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