In the article, the molybdenum and copper powders, obtained by electric explosion of wires and plasma-dynamic method, respectively, were sintered by spark plasma sintering technology, in order to obtain bulk sample based on them. X-ray diffractometry and scanning electron microscopy were carried out to study the chemical composition and structure of the resulting ceramics. XRD analysis showed that the product consisted of the following main phases such as molybdenum of a cubic crystalline structure (space group Im3m, No. 229) and copper of cubic system (space group Fm-3m, No. 225). The results of scanning electron microscopy indicated that the sintered sample had heterogeneous structure with the presence of small pores. Nonetheless, the mechanical properties such as hardness (Vickers hardness of 292 HV) and thermal conductivity (140.53 W / m · C) are good enough that allows considering the proposed synthesizing methods as well as sintering technology as promising for creating the Cu-Mo ceramics with high-mechanical properties.
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