Advances in Science and Technology of Mn+1AXn Phases presents a comprehensive review of synthesis, microstructures, properties, ab-initio calculations and applications of Mn+1AXn phases and targets the continuing research of advanced materials and ceramics. An overview of the current status, future directions, challenges and opportunities of Mn+1AXn phases that exhibit some of the best attributes of metals and ceramics is included. Students of materials science and engineering at postgraduate level will value this book as a reference source at an international level for both teaching and research in materials science and engineering. In addition to students the principal audiences of this book are ceramic researchers, materials scientists and engineers, materials physicists and chemists. The book is also an invaluable reference for the professional materials and ceramics societies.
- The most up-to-date and comprehensive research data on MAX phases is presented
- Written by highly knowledgeable and well-respected researchers in the field
- Discusses new and unusual properties
Methods of MAX-Phase synthesis and densification I; Methods of MAX Phase synthesis and densification II; Consolidation/synthesis of MAX phases by Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS): A review; Microstructural examination during the formation of Ti3AIC2 from Ti/AI/C and Ti/AI/TiC mixtures; Fabrication of in-situ Ti2AlN/TiAl composites and characterization of mechanical, friction and wear properties; Use of MAX phase particles to improve the toughness of brittle ceramics; Electrical properties of MAX phases; Theoretical study of physical properties and oxygen incorporation effect in nanolaminated ternary carbide 211 MAX phases; Computational modelilng and Ab-initio calculations in MAX phases I; Computational modeling and Ab-initio calculations in MAX phases II; Self healing of MAX phase ceramics for high temperature applications: Evidences in Ti3AlC2; Oxidation Characteristics of Ti3AlC2, Ti3SiC2 and Ti2AlC; Hydrothermal oxidation of Ti3SiC2; Stability of Ti3SiC2 under Charged Particle Irradiations; Diffraction studies on the kinetics of thermal decomposition in the Ti-Si-C system.