The MAX phases (Ti3SiC2, Ti2AlC etc.) include Ti3SiC2 and Ti2AlC. One new type of machinable material in ceramic has caught a lot’s attention.
You will find more than fifty types ternary or nitrides in this particular material. The transition metal element M, the main group elements A and X are carbon and/or nitrogen. This basic chemical formula, M(n+1) AXn can be translated to mean that Ti3SiC2 represents the most popular.
Ti3SiC2 synthesized by Drexel University’s research group in 1996 through hot pressing. They were impressed by its exceptional performance. This unique, nano-layered crystal structure gives these materials the characteristics of high hardness, electrical conductivity and self-lubrication. You can use such materials for electrode brush materials (high-temperature structural materials), chemical anticorrosion and heating materials. Japan, Europe, China and China have all been involved in research on the topic of such materials.
The market for Titanium Silicon Carbide (Ti3SiC2) in MAX Materials is a great example. This titanium silicon carbide has excellent electrical and thermo conductor properties. Also, it has ceramic-like properties with high-temperature resistance as well as oxidation resistance. It is a stunning cross-border mix of metal and ceramics. China already has many plants that can mass-produce and use this material in their industrial operations.
The MAX-phase ceramics share the great properties of metal and ceramic material, including high electrical conductivity and toughness.
Titanium aluminium carbide is an entirely new type ternary layer structure ceramic material. Materials scientists and physicists have been very interested in it.
Ti3AlC2, Ti2AlC2 and Ti2AlC are both hexagonal crystals. They share many of the properties that make up ceramics and metals. It shares the same electrical, thermal and mechanical conductivity of metals as ceramics. However it has excellent high temperature mechanical properties, elastic modulus, and similar high-temperature characteristics to ceramics. It has high thermal shock resistance and damage resistance as well chemical resistance.
A unique structure of laminated magnetic material has attracted significant attention and could have many applications in the field. A layered magnetometer effect, which is a powerful magnetic resistance effect, has transformed magnetic recording as well as data storage. Researchers are working towards finding more magnetic materials which can be used for different purposes. MAX phase, a type nano-layered layer of transition metal compound has a hexagonal lattice structure. Molecular formula Mn+1AXn. (where M, which is most commonly a metal belonging to the former Transition Group, is A, which is predominantly an element of 13-15, and X, is carbon or/and Nitrogen. N takes greater values of 1-3).
An assessment of the MAX phase lattice’s bonding attributes shows that M and M have strong ionic and covalent ions, respectively, and M has weak electron clouds.
Thus, the introduction of a magnetic material at the A site of the MAX phases with its unique nano-layered structure, high stability and adjustable anisotropy is likely to allow it to serve as a functional element for spintronic devices. However, it was generally assumed that post-transitional metallic elements, such as Fe and Co with Ni or Mn with 3d-electrons, should be found in the M atomic lattice of the MAX material. Thus, a magnetic component was developed to occupy A in the two-dimensional monoatomic level in the MAX. This makes it a difficult task.
Ningbo Institute of Materials’ Advanced Energy Materials Engineering Laboratory has successfully introduced Fe / Co/ Ni/Mn to the A phase of its MAX Phase synthesis strategy. V2SnC appears to be the only thermodynamically-stable ternary-layered MAX phase within the VSn-C system. This phase can exist in phase with Sn, vanadium carbide and Sn. With the addition of a magnet element to V2 (AxSny), the C phase may be in phase with the AxSny alloy and VC1x phases. The VC1x, intermediate liquid AxSny can then be transformed into V2 or AxSny C.
Fe and other magnetic element have a lower chemical affinity than Sn in the V Sn C system. Thus, Fe will take precedence over V to make Fe-Sn alloy. AxSny, VC1x and nanocrystals create the V2 (AxSn1xx) phase via the peritectic response. By using Z-contrast scanning technology with an atomic resolution analysis technology and scanning electron microscope Z–contrast imaging tech, researchers confirmed that the entire A-site monoatomic layer is composed of all magnet elements. An outer layer of electrons will enable the introduction of a new magnetic element.
Through the development of new preparation technologies and deeper research, the family of MAX Phase materials continues to expand. They are consistently improving their performance. MAX-phase materials’ demand is expected to rise with increasing use of high end equipment, miniaturization, intense, and other technologies.
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