MAX Phases, Structure, Processing, and Properties

Nick Goossens, Bensu Tunca, Thomas Lapauw, Konstantina Lambrinou, Jozef Vleugels

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The nano-layered nature of the MAX phases, with atomic planes of A-atoms interleaving rock salt-structured [M6C]-octahedra, forms the basis for their unique set of both ceramic- and metal-like properties. This article aims to provide a brief introduction to MAX phases, focusing on their multi-element nano-layered structure, the processing of powders, thin film and bulk material synthesis, and their attractive properties.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Materials
Subtitle of host publicationTechnical Ceramics and Glasses
EditorsMichael Pomeroy
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128222331
ISBN (Print)9780128185421
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2021


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