Microstructure, Wear and Corrosion Properties of NiB-TiC Composite Materials Produced By Powder Metallurgy Method
In this study, NiB-TiC composite materials were produced using powder metallurgy. In the Ni-TiC-B powder mixture, TiC was fixed at a rate of 5 %, 5, 10 and 15 % boron was added and mechanical alloying was carried out. The prepared powder mixtures were cold pressed under pressure of 400 MPa and sintered in an argon atmosphere at 800 oC for 2 hours. Microstructure, phase formation, hardness, wear and corrosion properties of the samples were investigated in detail. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used for microstructure analysis and X-ray diffractogram (XRD) was used for phase formation detection. The hardness measurements of the samples were measured by a microhardness measuring device. Densities of the samples were determined by Archimedes' principle. The corrosion tests were performed potentiodynamic polarization curves of the composite materials in 3.5 % NaCl solution. Wear tests were carried out the composite materials under a load of 10 N. Results showed that by increasing the amount of B, the wear and corrosion resistance increased.
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