Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

An Investigation of Carbon Content and Consolidation Temperature on Microstructure and Properties of Hafnium Boride Ceramic

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

This paper discusses the use of Plasma Pressure Compaction to consolidate hafnium diboride powders. The effect of carbon addition on densification was studied. The influence of consolidation temperature on microstructure, density, and hardness of the bulk sample is presented. The interrelationship between microstructure and properties of the bulk sample are rationalized in light of the intrinsic influence of carbon content and the extrinsic influence of consolidation temperature.

Publication Title

Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

Volume

16

Issue

6

First Page

757

Last Page

765