Titanium Aluminum Carbide (Ti<sub>2</sub>AlC) MAX Phase Micron-Powder - MSE Supplies LLC

MSE PRO High Purity Titanium Aluminum Carbide (Ti2AlC) MAX Phase Micron-Powder, 10g

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High Purity Titanium Aluminum Carbide (Ti2AlC) MAX Phase Micron-Powder, 10g

  • Chemical Name: Titanium Aluminum Carbide
  • CAS Number: 12537-81-4
  • Product Number: 300 mesh (PO6719); 400 mesh (PO6720)
  • Appearance: Black Powder
  • Particle Size: 1-5μm
  • Purity: 99 at.%


Titanium Aluminum Carbide (Ti2AlC) 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.

Among the MAX phases reported so far, Al containing Ti2AlC and Ti3AlC2, are the most lightweight and oxidation resistant. These two members hold promise for many applications especially in the field of high temperature materials.

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1. Microstructural characterization of layered ternary Ti2AlC. Acta materialia 54, no. 4 (2006): 1009-1015.

2. Layered machinable and electrically conductive Ti2AlC and Ti3AlC2 ceramics: a review. Journal of Materials Science & Technology 26, no. 5 (2010): 385-416.

3. Mechanical and oxidation behavior of textured Ti2AlC and Ti3AlC2 MAX phase materials. Journal of the European Ceramic Society 40, no. 15 (2020): 5258-5271.