Review of porous intermetallic compounds by reactive synthesis of elemental powders

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-226
Journal / PublicationIntermetallics
Online published1 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018


Porous intermetallic compounds fabricated by reactive synthesis of elemental powders exhibit good pore formation capability and unique properties integrating the advantages of both metals and ceramics. The following aspects for the reactively synthesized porous intermetallics are reviewed: (1) near-net shaping fabrication process of porous intermetallics through an elemental powder mixture, (2) theoretical basis of the reactive synthesis procedure, (3) the pore structure properties and their quantitative relations, (4) the material properties including the mechanical property, acid and alkali corrosion resistivity, high temperature oxidation and sulfuration resistance, machinability, weldability, thermal shock resistance, hydrogen evolution activity, etc. and (5) applications of porous intermetallics in industrial filtration fields.

Research Area(s)

  • Intermetallic compound, Near-net shaping, Porosity, Reactive synthesis