Nanostructure of a cubic BN cutting tool material
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2015
Advanced microscopy techniques, laser assisted atom probe tomography and electron energy loss spectroscopy in transmission electron microscopy are used to investigate in detail the microstructure of a polycrystalline cubic boron nitride tool material. During sintering at high pressure superhard cubic boron nitride combines with hard ceramic Ti(C,N) to form a dense material. Diffusion in Ti(C,N) and reactions between Ti(C,N), cBN and additives result in the formation of several nitride, oxide and boride phases in a complex mixed microcrystalline and nano- crystalline microstructure.