Impact of crystal defects on the grain growth of cemented carbides
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018

Two different WC-Co powder mixtures were produced through a 200 h milling process. One of these mixtures were heat treated with the aim to remove the crystal defects from the WC grains. Image analysis showed that the two powders had the same average WC grain size and grain size distributions. X-ray diffraction showed much more narrow peaks for the material produced from the heat treated powder thus interpreted to have much less crystal defects. The powder mixtures were used to produce cemented carbides. Image analyses showed a clear difference for the WC grain sizes where the material produced from the heat treated powder had a significantly smaller mean WC grain size. It is therefore concluded that the crystal defects are of importance and facilitate WC grain growth during sintering.

LSW

SEM

XRD

AGG

Abnormal grain growth

Författare

Eva Olsson

Chalmers, Fysik, Eva Olsson Group

E. Ekström

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)

M. Kritikos

Sandvik Tooling

S. Norgren

Sandvik Tooling

International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials

0263-4368 (ISSN) 2213-3917 (eISSN)

Vol. 72 199-202

Ämneskategorier

Keramteknik

Materialkemi

Metallurgi och metalliska material

DOI

10.1016/j.ijrmhm.2017.12.017