Reactive synthesis of microporous titanium-aluminide membranes

Jiang, Y., Deng, C.P., He, Y.H., Zhao, Y., Xu, N.P., Zou, J., Huang, B.Y. and Liu, C.T. (2009) Reactive synthesis of microporous titanium-aluminide membranes. MATERIALS LETTERS, 63 1: 22-24. doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2008.08.053

Author Jiang, Y.
Deng, C.P.
He, Y.H.
Zhao, Y.
Xu, N.P.
Zou, J.
Huang, B.Y.
Liu, C.T.
Title Reactive synthesis of microporous titanium-aluminide membranes
Journal name MATERIALS LETTERS   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0167-577X
Publication date 2009-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.matlet.2008.08.053
Volume 63
Issue 1
Start page 22
End page 24
Total pages 3
Editor Messing, G.L
Hojo, J.
Shvindlerman, L.S.
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elseveir BV
Language eng
Subject C1
970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
Abstract Titanium-aluminide intermetallic alloys and compounds are traditionally investigated and used as structural materials in high temperature applications. Here we show a novel field where microporous titanium-aluminide membrane with about 20 mu m thickness was prepared by a reactive synthesis of a commercial aluminum foil coated with a titanium layer. The porous membrane with the average pore size of about 1.2 mu m formed after sintering initially at 550 degrees C for 4 h and finally at 1300 degrees C for 30 min, showing a single phase of gamma-TiAl. The pore evolution during the synthesis procedure was investigated and analyzed through scanning electron microscopy. The pore formation mechanism is believed to be the Kirkendall effect according to a Ti/Al diffusion couple experiment (C) 2008 Published by Elsevier B.V.
Keyword Intermetallic alloys and compounds
Intermetallic alloys and compounds
Reactive synthesis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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