Titanium Vanadium Aluminum Carbide (TiVAlC) MAX Phase Micron-Powder, 10g - MSE Supplies LLC

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Titanium Vanadium Aluminum Carbide (TiVAlC) MAX Phase Micron-Powder, 10g

  • Chemical Name: Titanium Vanadium Aluminum Carbide
  • CAS Number: N/A
  • Appearance: Dark Grey Powder
  • Particle Size: 1-5 μm (PO6745); 1-40 μm (PO6746)
  • Purity: >99 wt.%
  • Molecular Weight: 137.8
  • Density: 4.46 g/cm3


Titanium Vanadium Aluminum Carbide (TiVAlC)) belongs to the family of Mn+1AXn (MAX) phases with more than 80 members. These are layered, machinable, nanolaminated ternary carbides, nitrides and borides, where M is an early transition metal, A is an A-group element, mainly from groups 13–16 and X is C or N or B. These compounds possess hexagonal crystal structure with space group P63/mmc (space group number: 194), where M atoms are in a near closed packed arrangement and are intercalated with A-group atomic layers, with the X-atoms residing in the octahedral sites between the M layers. These atomic arrangements give the MAX phases an effective laminated layered structure that leads to the naming of the MAX phase as nanolaminates. MAX phases possess a unique combination of properties, both metallic and ceramic in nature due to the layered structure. Metallic properties can include good thermal and electrical conductivities, good thermal shock resistance, excellent damage tolerance, and good machinability. Ceramic properties include low density, elastic rigidity, oxidation and creep resistance, and the ability to maintain the strength up to very high temperatures.

Titanium Vanadium Aluminum Carbide (TiVAlC) MAX Phase Micron-Powder offers a wide range of applications, including energy storage, catalysis, analytical chemistry, mechanics, adsorption, biology, microelectronics, and sensors. It is also an excellent Mxene precursor that can be processed with HF or HCl+LiF to create MXene material. 

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1. Fabrication of Porous TiVAlC Ceramics with Low-Temperature Reactive Synthesis Method. (2021).

2. Reactive synthesis for porous TiVAlC ceramics by TiH2, V, Al and graphite powders. Ceramics International 47, no. 20 (2021): 28288-28295.