The Role of Carbon Source in the Production of WC Powders
Paper i proceeding, 2014

Tungsten carbide powders are typically produced either by carburization of tungsten metal powders (W) or by carbothermal reduction of tungsten oxide powders (WO3). Different powders can be used as carburizing source like carbon black and graphite. Synthesis of nanostructured WC powders is achieved by a two-step process: mechanical activation of initial powders (by milling), followed by thermal activation of mixes. The properties and microstructure of the resulting tungsten carbide powders (WC) can be influenced both by the raw materials and by the mixing /carburization process (temperature and atmosphere). This work presents a review of the studies carried out with several different graphite and carbon black powders for synthetizing nanosized WC from both W and WO3 powders. It is shown how the effectiveness of the mixing/carburization process for synthesis of nanostructured tungsten carbide powders is importantly affected by the type of carbon source used.

Författare

Raffaele Gilardi

Luigi Alzati

Raquel De Oro Calderón

Chalmers, Material- och tillverkningsteknik, Yt- och mikrostrukturteknik

Eduard Hryha

Chalmers, Material- och tillverkningsteknik, Yt- och mikrostrukturteknik

Lars Nyborg

Chalmers, Material- och tillverkningsteknik, Yt- och mikrostrukturteknik

9th International Conference on Tungsten, Refractory and Hardmaterials; Orlando; United States; 18 May 2014 through 22 May 2014

Vol. 1 Powder Production 37-44

Ämneskategorier

Materialteknik

Styrkeområden

Produktion

Materialvetenskap

ISBN

978-098533977-7