Journal of Superhard Materials

, Volume 40, Issue 6, pp 365–373 | Cite as

The Influence of in situ Formed TiB2–VB2 Borides on the Structure and Properties of Hot-Pressed B4C–(TiH2–VC) Ceramic System

  • O. N. KaidashEmail author
  • V. Z. Turkevich
  • V. V. Ivzhenko
  • P. P. Itsenko
  • V. N. Tkach
Production, Structure, Properties


A method of the reaction hot pressing was used to produce composites from the B4C–(5–15%)(TiH2–VC) system, established the peculiarities of their structures and measured physico-mechanical parameters. The dense dispersion-hardened materials having a high bending strength (Rbm = 420–580 MPa) and increased fracture toughness (KIc = 4.1–4.8 MPa·m1/2) on retention of the HKN = 19–20 GPa are promising for the use in the conditions of the severe abrasive wear.


composite material B4TiH2 VC ultimate bending strength Knoop hardness fracture toughness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. N. Kaidash
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. Z. Turkevich
    • 1
  • V. V. Ivzhenko
    • 1
  • P. P. Itsenko
    • 1
  • V. N. Tkach
    • 1
  1. 1.Bakul Institute for Superhard MaterialsNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine

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