A Vacuum-Free Method for Producing Cubic Titanium Carbide in the Plasma of Low-Voltage Direct-Current Arc Discharge

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The results of a study on the production of cubic titanium carbide in direct-current arc discharge plasma initiated in open air are presented. A feature of the method is its implementation without the use of gas or liquid protective media preventing the oxidation of products and initial reagents with air oxygen. According to the X-ray diffraction data, graphite gC, hexagonal titanium α-Ti, and cubic titanium carbide TiC are identified in the composition of the powder product. The TiC particles are represented by objects with a regular characteristic cut and sizes from units to tens of micrometers.

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Original Russian Text © A.Ya. Pak, 2019, published in Pis’ma v Zhurnal Tekhnicheskoi Fiziki, 2019, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 5–7.

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Pak, A.Y. A Vacuum-Free Method for Producing Cubic Titanium Carbide in the Plasma of Low-Voltage Direct-Current Arc Discharge. Tech. Phys. Lett. 44, 1192–1194 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1063785019010152

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