Homogenization of the zirconium carbide-titanium interface domain

Rui Pan, Hongmei Wei, Tiesong Lin, Peng He, Dusan P. Sekulic, Qiyue Wang, Xiaoming Duan

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An excellent homogenization of the ceramic (ZrCx)-metal (Ti) interface domain has been successfully achieved. A non-stoichiometric ZrCx under certain diffusion bonding conditions leads to a total consumption of the metal Ti interlayer, and to a formation of a homogeneous interface domain. The combined impact of a presence of carbon vacancies in zirconium carbide, and the mutual solubility between transition metal carbides, is instrumental in achieving the homogenization. This has, to the best knowledge of authors, never been reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-45
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
StatePublished - Feb 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, grant number 513051021 and 51475103 ) and the Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists of Heilongjiang Province (grant number JC2015011 ). One of the authors (DPS) acknowledges a support through the 1000 Foreign Expert Professor Plan .

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


  • Diffusion bonding
  • Homogenization
  • Microstructure
  • Titanium
  • Transition metal carbides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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