Investigation of MAX phase/c-BN composites

Tokoloho Rampai, C. I. Lang*, Iakovos Sigalas

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We have successfully fabricated novel MAX phase/c-BN composite materials, which have the potential to improve significantly on current grinding and cutting materials. The synthesis conditions include elevated temperatures and moderate pressure, which allows for good bonding of the carrier to the abrasive. Preliminary results show that MAX phase ceramics offer outstanding benefits as carrier materials for c-BN abrasive particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4739-4748
Number of pages10
JournalCeramics International
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • B. Composites
  • c-BN
  • E. Cutting tools
  • MAX phases


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