Formation of Ti3SiC2 Interphase of SiC Fiber by Electrophoretic Deposition Method

Lee, Hyeon-Geun;Kim, Daejong;Jeong, Yeon Su;Park, Ji Yeon;Kim, Weon-Ju

  • Received : 2015.08.26
  • Accepted : 2015.11.27
  • Published : 2016.01.31


Due to its stability at high temperature and its layered structure, $Ti_3SiC_2$ MAX phase was considered to the interphase of $SiC_f/SiC$ composite. In this study, $Ti_3SiC_2$ MAX phase powder was deposited on SiC fiber via the electrophoretic deposition (EPD) method. The Zeta potential of the $Ti_3SiC_2$ suspension with and without polyethyleneimine as a dispersant was measured to determine the conditions of the EPD experiments. Using a suspension with 0.03 wt.% ball milled $Ti_3SiC_2$ powder and 0.3 wt.% PEI, $Ti_3SiC_2$ MAX phase was successfully coated on SiC fiber with an EPD voltage of 10 V for 2 h. Most of the coated $Ti_3SiC_2$ powders are composed of spherical particles. Part of the $Ti_3SiC_2$ powders that are platelet shaped are oriented parallel to the SiC fiber surface. From these results we expect that $Ti_3SiC_2$ can be applied to the interphase of $SiC_f/SiC$ composites.


Interphase;MAX phase;SiC fiber;EPD;$Ti_3SiC_2$


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Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)