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Ultrahigh-pressure densification of nanocrystalline WB ceramics

  • Ying Chen, Duanwei He, Jiaqian Qin, Zili Kou, Shanmin Wang and Jianghua Wang (a1)...

Abstract

Phase-pure nanostructured WB ceramics are hot pressed at ultrahigh pressures of 1.0 to 3.0 GPa and high temperatures of 700 to 1000 °C (UHPHT) for 60 min. The UHPHT samples are nanograin size from 15 to 40 nm. Our experimental observation shows that ultrahigh pressure could improve densification, and the density of WB samples could reach 99.4% of theoretical. The comparative experiments carried out at ambient pressure and temperatures of 550 to 1100 °C for 60 min indicate that the external pressure was favorable for phase-pure and highly dense WB formation. In addition, the UHPHT samples give a high hardness value of 28.9 ± 0.8 GPa.

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Ultrahigh-pressure densification of nanocrystalline WB ceramics

  • Ying Chen, Duanwei He, Jiaqian Qin, Zili Kou, Shanmin Wang and Jianghua Wang (a1)...

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