Production of ultrafine tungsten carbide in a discharge plasma jet

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In this investigation, the feasibility of direct synthesis and production of ultrafine tungsten carbide in a high-speed jet of tungsten carbon electric discharge plasma is shown. According to X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy, the plasmadynamic synthesis product consists of the cubic modification of tungsten carbide mostly, the structure of which is closest to the structural model of WC1 − x. Furthermore, the powder contains crystalline tungsten W, tungsten carbon W2C, and graphite C, the total weight of that amount being about 2.0 wt %. The particles of the tungsten material have a two-layer carbon shell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-687
Number of pages6
JournalNanotechnologies in Russia
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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