Synthesis of MAX Phases in the Hf-Al-C System

Thomas Lapauw, Bensu Tunca, Thierry Cabioc'H, Jun Lu, Per O.Å. Persson, Konstantina Lambrinou, Jozef Vleugels

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For the first time, MAX phases in the Hf-Al-C system were experimentally synthesized using reactive hot pressing. HfC was observed as the main competing phase. The lattice parameters of Hf2AlC and Hf3AlC2 were determined by Rietveld refinement based on the X-ray diffraction data. The atomic stacking sequence was revealed by high-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy. Mixtures of 211 and 312 stacking were observed within the same grain, including 523 layers. This transition in atomic structure is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10922-10927
Number of pages6
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number21
Early online date11 Oct 2016
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes


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