Inorganic Materials: Applied Research

, Volume 9, Issue 6, pp 1012–1019 | Cite as

Refractory Monocarbides and Diborides of Transition Metals: Promising Components of High-Temperature Composite Materials

  • G. S. BurkhanovEmail author
  • V. A. Dementiev

Abstract—Development of innovative composite materials capable of operating under extreme conditions requires a comprehensive engineering approach. One of the components of such materials can be represented by monocarbides and diborides of transition metals of groups IV–VI of the periodic table: titanium, zirconium, hafnium, vanadium, niobium, tantalum, as well as their binary systems. Most isomorphic pairs of monocarbides and ddiborides are characterized by unlimited mutual solubility. The HfC–TaC system is of particular interest. The melting point of TaC–4HfC exceeds 4000°C, which is the highest refractoriness among all known synthesized substances.


engineering materials composite materials carbon materials refractory compounds carbides borides solidification physicochemical analysis 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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