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The oxidation behavior of an aligned Co-TaC eutectic alloy

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The oxidation behavior of the directionally aligned eutectic alloy, TaC-Co50B, has been examined between 600 and 1155°C. Parabolic oxidation behavior, isotropic in nature, is found to 800°C. Above 800°C, the oxidation behavior is no longer either parabolic or isotropic. The interaction between the Co matrix alloy and the TaC fibers adjacent to the oxidizing interface is reported as a function of temperature in oxidation.

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Smeggil, J.G. The oxidation behavior of an aligned Co-TaC eutectic alloy. Oxid Met 9, 225–257 (1975). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00613275

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  • oxidation
  • eutectic alloys
  • refractory metals