Ternary carbide of titanium and silicon

Barsoum, Michel W. (Drexel Univ)
El-Raghy, Tamer

Abstract: The production, mechanical properties, and potential applications of ternary layered titanium silicon carbide are discussed. The ternary carbide has a unique combination of properties that could be applied in many components that require high-temperature operation, high strength, resistance to wear and oxidation. It is not susceptible to thermal shock, and behaves plastically at elevated temperatures. It has good resistance to oxidation, extremely refractory, and maintains its strength at temperatures that render unusable the best superalloys available. The material has a layered microstructure that imparts self lubricating characteristics.