In Situ Synthesis of B4C/TiB2 Composites from Low Cost Sugar Based Precursor

Cakir E., Ergun C., Şahin F., ERDEN İ.

5th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids, Rome, Italy, 24 - 26 June 2009, pp.52-0 identifier identifier


In the present study, a method based on sulfuric acid dehydration of sugar was developed to synthesis a precursor material, which can yield B4C/TiB2 composites at much lower temperatures compared to traditional carbothermal methods. The precursor material for pure B4C and B4C / TiB2 composites were heat treated at 1650 degrees C under Ar and Ar+H-2 atmosphere. Then the samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and crystallized B4C and B4C / TiB2 composites can be obtained at 1650 degrees C