Tungsten carbide synthesis in a methane-hydrogen medium have been studied and the conditions for obtaining WC power with no free-carbon impurity determined. Hard alloys based on a “gas” carbide have been shown to exhibit high ductility. The results of the study have been used to develop a commercial process to produce high-ductile hard alloys for high-pressure equipment, stamping dies, and drilling tools.
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Bondarenko, V.P., Pavlotskaya, É.G. High-temperature synthesis of tungsten carbide in a methane-hydrogen gas medium. Powder Metall Met Ceram 34, 508–512 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00559958
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