Titanium Silicon Carbide (Ti<sub>3</sub>SiC<sub>2</sub>) MAX Phase Micron-Powder, 10g - MSE Supplies LLC

MSE PRO Titanium Silicon Carbide (Ti3SiC2) MAX Phase Micron-Powder, 20g

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MSE PRO Titanium Silicon Carbide (Ti3SiC2) MAX Phase Micron-Powder, 20g

  • Chemical Name: Titanium Silicon Carbide
  • Chemical Formula: Ti3SiC2
  • CAS Number: 12202-82-3
  • Appearance: Dark Grey Powder
  • Particle Size: D50 ~ 3 μm (PO6752),1-40 μm (available upon request)
  • Purity: >99 wt.%
  • Molecular Weight: 195.6 g/mol
  • Density: 4.5 g/cm3


Titanium Silicon Carbide (Ti3SiC2) 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 Silicon Carbide (Ti3SiC2) MAX Phase is a ternary layered ceramic material with a combination of metal and ceramic properties. It features high strength, melting point, thermal stability, thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity, making it suitable for applications requiring strong and good oxidation, thermal shock and corrosion resistance at high temperatures.

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1. Selective etching of silicon from Ti3SiC2 (MAX) to obtain 2D titanium carbide (MXene). Angewandte Chemie 130, no. 19 (2018): 5542-5546.

2. Reviewing the effects of different additives on the synthesis of the Ti3SiC2 MAX phase by mechanical alloying technique. International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials 61 (2016): 67-78.