Vanadium Aluminum Carbide (V<sub>2</sub>AlC) MAX Phase Micron-Powder (1-40μm), 10g - MSE Supplies LLC

MSE PRO Vanadium Aluminum Carbide (V2AlC) MAX Phase Micron-Powder (1-40μm), 10g

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Vanadium Aluminum Carbide (V2AlC) MAX Phase Micron-Powder (1-40μm), 10g

  • Chemical Name: Vanadium Aluminum Carbide
  • CAS Number: 12179-42-9
  • Product Number: PO6736
  • Appearance: Dark Grey Powder
  • Particle Size: 1-40 μm
  • Purity: >99 wt.%
  • Shelf Life: 6-12 months
  • Packing: 10g/bottle
  • Molecular Weight: 140.8 g/mol


Vanadium Aluminum Carbide (V2AlC) 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.

V2AlC MAX Phase Micron-Powder is a high-performance ceramic material with excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, low density, and high modulus (283 GPa). This powder offers unparalleled pressure resistance, remaining stable at pressures of up to 50GPa. It is used in various applications such as electronics, chemical anti-corrosion, and high-temperature heating.

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1. In situ reaction synthesis and mechanical properties of V2AlC. Journal of the American Ceramic Society 91, no. 12 (2008): 4029-4035.

2. Stability of V2AlC with Al in 800–1000° C temperature range and in situ synthesis of V2AlC/Al composites. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 666 (2016): 279-286.