Achieving Dislocation Strengthening in Hafnium Carbide through High Pressure and High Temperature

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Author(s)

  • Hao Liang
  • Leiming Fang
  • Shixue Guan
  • Qiming Wang
  • Wenqiang Wang
  • Zhijian Fan
  • Lei Liu
  • Fang Peng
  • Cheng Lu

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24254-24262
Journal / PublicationJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Volume125
Issue number43
Online published26 Oct 2021
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2021

Abstract

Dislocations profoundly impact the mechanical behavior of materials. High dislocation density induced strengthening is easily achieved in metallic materials, but it is a challenge in ceramics. Here, we highlight the dislocation engineering of an ultrahigh-temperature ceramic, hafnium carbide (HfC), by high-pressure and high-temperature (HPHT) consolidation. The microstructure and temperature-dependent high-pressure consolidation behaviors were systematically investigated by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Our results reveal that pressure-induced intergranular strains promote the generation of high-density dislocations in multiple orientations near grain boundaries and finally enhance the hardness and oxidation resistance of the HfC ceramic. These findings elucidate that dislocation strengthening can be achieved in ultra-high-temperature ceramic HfC, which offers crucial insights for the design and synthesis of advanced ceramic materials.

Citation Format(s)

Achieving Dislocation Strengthening in Hafnium Carbide through High Pressure and High Temperature. / Liang, Hao; Lin, Weitong; Fang, Leiming; Guan, Shixue; Wang, Qiming; Wang, Wenqiang; Fan, Zhijian; Liu, Lei; Kai, Ji-jung; Peng, Fang; Lu, Cheng.

In: Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 125, No. 43, 04.11.2021, p. 24254-24262.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review