Optimization of Carbothermal Reactions for Producing Nanostructured Tungsten Carbide Powders
Paper in proceedings, 2014

The development of efficient production processes for obtaining nanostructured WC powders can promote a significant improvement in mechanical properties of WC-based hard materials. In this work a systematic study has been carried out combining different atmosphere compositions and different carbon sources in order to understand the interaction between tungsten sources (W or WO3 powder), carbon (graphite or carbon black), and the active gases present in the atmosphere (H2, H2O, CO, CO2). WC-powders were obtained by mechanical activation of tungsten and carbon precursors followed by thermal activation of these mixes in different atmospheres at temperatures below 1100 C. Experimental results provide information about the evolution of the interactions between carbon sources, gaseous atmospheres, and solid W/WO3, setting the basis for optimizing the production of fine WC powders by effectively combining carbon sources and atmospheres.

Author

Raquel De Oro Calderón

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Surface and Microstructure Engineering

Eduard Hryha

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Surface and Microstructure Engineering

Raffaele Gilardi

Imerys

Luigi Alzati

Imerys

Lars Nyborg

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Surface and Microstructure Engineering

Proceedings EURO PM2014 Congress & Exhibition, 21-24 September 2014, Salzburg, Austria

Subject Categories

Materials Engineering

Areas of Advance

Production

Materials Science

ISBN

978-1-899072-45-3

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Created

10/7/2017