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By It-Meng Low

ISBN-10: 1845699912

ISBN-13: 9781845699918

MAX levels are a brand new type of fabrics that show a special blend of features of either ceramics and metals.  MAX levels are nano-layered ceramics with the final formulation Mn+1AXn where "M" is an early transition steel, "A" is a group-A aspect and "X" is both carbon or nitrogen.  Similiar to ceramics, they own low density, low thermal growth coefficient, excessive modulus and excessive power, and strong hot temperature oxidation resistance.  Like metals, they're reliable electric and thermal conductors, quite simply machinable, tolerant to break and proof against thermal shock.I.M. Low has compiled 15 peer-reviewed chapters, written via a number one study of foreign popularity on MAX stages.   The members talk about synthesis, characterisation, modeling, microstructures, homes, ab-initio calculations and functions of MAS levels and goals the continued study of complex metals and ceramics.

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This book is concerned with the synthesis, characterisation, microstructure, properties, modelling and challenges of MAX phases. The synopsis of each chapter is as follows: Chapter 1: This chapter provides a comprehensive review of current research activities on synthesizing techniques of MAX phases. The chapter begins with an overview of powder-synthesis techniques for MAX phases and is followed by the strategies for the fabrication of bulk, thin-films, coatings and composites of MAX phases. The comparison between thin-film and bulk synthesis of MAX phases is also made.

Such materials are intended for applications where beneficial properties Published by Woodhead Publishing Limited 2012 11 Advances in science and technology of Mn+1AXn phases in several different areas are required. They may, for example, exhibit high electrical and thermal conductivity, while simultaneously possessing good mechanical and tribological properties [64]. Here, we would like to review some important methods for fabricating thin-film or coating MAX phases. Thin-film synthesis of MAX phases can be categorized into three main approaches: physical vapour deposition; chemical vapour deposition; and solid-state synthesis [65].

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