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Title: Formation and reactivity of some metal borides and carbides
Author: Chaudry, Asghar Ali
ISNI:       0000 0004 2747 9322
Awarding Body: Plymouth Polytechnic
Current Institution: University of Plymouth
Date of Award: 1973
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Most recent developments in the production, properties and applications of borides and carbides are reviewed. The reactivity and sintering of finely-divided boron carbide with metal additives has been investigated. The additives (Fe, T i , Zr, V, Nb, Ta, Mo, W and Al) generally promote sintering of the boron carbide. Their effectiveness is reduced occasionally when there is some surface activation caused by the metals reacting vjith the boron carbide to form metal borides and carbides of different, crystal lattice type and molecular volume. The more metallic character of the bonding in the metal borides and carbides enhances surface and crystal lattice diffusion at the grain boundaries of the more covalent boron carbide. Iron is much more effective than the other metal addives tested in promoting sintering of the boron carbide at 1800 degree C since it forms the lowest-melting borides. It also enhances sintering during hot pressing of boron carbide at this temperature.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Borides, Carbides, Sintering, Iron, Metal borides